First and foremost, I'd like to thank Cameron Purdy and Alex Gleyzer for giving me the opportunity to work on Coherence. It has been quite a journey—I still remember the day when we got a .NET application to connect to the cluster for the first time. Guys, it has been a privilege working with you all these years to make a great product even better.
I've heard many times that a book is never a single person's creation. Only now, after I have written one myself, I truly understand what that means.
I cannot thank enough my co-authors, Mark Falco and Patrick Peralta, members of the Coherence engineering team, who contributed two great chapters to the book. Patrick's chapter covers pretty much everything you need to know in order ...