Distributed Systems and failure management


I ran into an interesting article/interview on distributed systems and
exception management:

"Yes, you have to get done what you have to get done, but you have to do
it in the context of failure. One reason it is easier to write systems
with Jini and RMI (remote method invocation) is because they've taken
the notion of failure so seriously. We gave up on the idea of
local/remote transparency. It's a nice thought, but so is instantaneous
faster-than-light travel. It is demonstrably true that at least so far
transparency is not possible." 
- Ken Arnold

More at: http://www.artima.com/intv/distrib.html



Received on Wednesday, 25 September 2002 16:04:22 UTC