March 21, 2008

Party like it's 1994

You learn something new every day. Although sometimes it takes 5,110 days.
From Steve Vinoski's blog - here's
A Note on Distributed Computing from Sun in 1994.

We argue that objects that interact in a distributed system need to be dealt with in ways that are intrinsically different from objects that interact in a single address space. These differences are required because distributed systems require that the programmer be aware of latency, have a different model of memory access, and take into account issues of concurrency and partial failure.

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