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Distributed Systems Architecture by Frank Pilhofer, Kay Römer, Arno Puder

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CHAPTER 2

BASIC CONCEPTS

We start this book with a short chapter on basic concepts. The idea is not to overwhelm the reader with explanations but only to provide as much information as is necessary to understand the content of the following chapters. The reader should check the literature for additional information on the individual topics (for example, see [10], [11], and [34]). We begin by first presenting some basic concepts related to distributed systems. This is followed by a description of an object model that is particularly suitable for modeling distributed applications. We then present a first overview of the structure and tasks of middleware. We conclude the chapter by presenting a simple sample application that is continued in the ...

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