January/February 2018 issue of acmqueue

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Distributed Computing

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Originally published in Queue vol. 13, no. 3
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Pat Helland - Life Beyond Distributed Transactions
An apostate's opinion

Ivan Beschastnikh, Patty Wang, Yuriy Brun, Michael D, Ernst - Debugging Distributed Systems
Challenges and options for validation and debugging

Sachin Date - Should You Upload or Ship Big Data to the Cloud?
The accepted wisdom does not always hold true.

George Neville-Neil - Time is an Illusion.
Lunchtime doubly so. - Ford Prefect to Arthur Dent in "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy", by Douglas Adams


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Schultz | Tue, 21 Jun 2016 19:11:20 UTC

WebCron is a great method of automating tasks on your server if youre not blessed with cron jobs, you can be found a list of free webcron services at: http://www.cronjobservices.com.

jht | Fri, 01 May 2015 20:33:48 UTC

Keeping state is crazy. Cron jobs _should_ be idempotent. You solve most of the orchestration issues like that.

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