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Distributed Systems: Principles and Paradigms
Virtually every computing system today is part of a distributed system. Programmers, developers, and engineers need to understand the underlying principles and paradigms as well as the real-world application of those principles. Now, internationally renowned expert Andrew S. Tanenbaum – with colleague Martin van Steen – presents a complete introduction that identifies the ...more
Hardcover, 2nd Edition, 686 pages
Published October 1st 2006 by Pearson Prentice Hall
(first published September 26th 2001)
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This is a well-written book to understand distributed systems.
It is easy to understand. There is a lot of examples from real-world applications.
When it is necessary, it is giving advanced topics.
I started to read this book because I was taking Distributed Systems class in my university.
I think this is a good book to understand the nature of the distributed systems.
This is probably one of the top books out there on the subject of Distributed Systems. Co-written by Andrew S. Tanenbaum, the author of Minix, the content here is top-tier and comprehensive. My only real complaint is with the writing style itself which is fairly dry and uninspiring. Overall I would recommend the book if you are interested in this subject as I think it would be difficult to find a better book on this subject. I would love to see a future edition tackle cloud computing.
This book provide great overview about distributed systems. It covers theory and then it uses examples from real life. Unfortunately some examples are a bit obsolete. The first 2/3 which covers theory are most valuable I think. I had some knowledge in all areas discussed within the book and I used it as a glue to tie everything together and get better overall understanding of the topic.