Jini and Network Computing/Eight fallacies of distributed computing

L. Peter Deutsch asserted:

Essentially everyone, when they first build a distributed application, makes the following eight assumptions. All prove to be false in the long run and all cause big trouble and painful learning experiences.

  • The network is reliable
  • Latency is zero
  • Bandwidth is infinite
  • The network is secure
  • Topology doesn't change
  • There is one administrator
  • Transport cost is zero
  • The network is homogeneous

This set of fallacies provide a wide range of responses and reactions, as one might imagine.

Last modified on 15 July 2008, at 22:55