Chapter 2. Getting Started

When I first started evaluating Coherence, one of my biggest concerns was how easy it would be to set up and use, especially in a development environment. The whole idea of having to set up a cluster scared me quite a bit, as any other solution I had encountered up to that point that had the word "cluster" in it was extremely difficult and time consuming to configure.

My fear was completely unfounded—getting the Coherence cluster up and running is as easy as starting Tomcat. You can start multiple Coherence nodes on a single physical machine, and they will seamlessly form a cluster. Actually, it is easier than starting Tomcat.

In this chapter, you will learn how to install Coherence on your machine and how to configure ...

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