Distributed Application Architecture: Architecture and Design

This section lays a foundation for application design. I’m not going to show you any code in it, but I talk about distributed application architecture, sometimes known as enterprise application architecture. You need a solid understanding of this to get a good feeling for how all the pieces of the book fit together.

The term distributed is used throughout this chapter, and then a good bit in the rest of the book. What I’m referring to is a system of disparately located resources—for example, a server in New York is part of an application that is based in Los Angeles. It interoperates just as if it were in the same building. This notion of distant interoperation is also know as location ...

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