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In a distributed system ... there is no now

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1 min, 80 words

This paper is a discussion around the issues faced by distributed systems when dealing with time, ordering and failures. This is particularly relevant with the work I am doing at the moment designing a very large distributed system that will need to scale massively.

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A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Consensus Algorithms

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1 min, 64 words

This is a summary of a number of consensus algorithms currently being used in the Blockchain space. The most common at the moment is Proof of Work however this is slowly being replaced by other approaches that are more performant and don't use all the Earth's energy.

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Making the explanation of distributed systems fun

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1 min, 67 words

I love the way this article explains some of the key issues with designing distributed systems and how to solve them. It uses the illustration of a theme park and the rides - very clever and a fun read, which is unusual for a distributed systems article!

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