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Jan Newmarch, Network Programming with Go, 10.1007/978-1-4842-2692-6_1

1. Architecture

Jan Newmarch

(1)Oakleigh, Victoria, Australia

This chapter covers the major architectural features of distributed systems. You can’t build a system without some idea of what you want to build. And you can’t build it if you don't know the environment in which it will work. GUI programs are different than batch processing programs; games programs are different than business programs; and distributed programs are different than standalone programs. They each have their approaches, their common patterns, the problems that typically arise, and the solutions that are often used.

This chapter covers the high-level architectural aspects of distributed ...

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