March 31, 2015

Rainbows End Design Exercise

Here's the Rainbows End design exercise.

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March 26, 2015

YubiKing 2015

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If State Is Hell, SOA Is Satan

As we near the end of class, my hope is that you can read an article like If State Is Hell, SOA Is Satan and not simply understand it, but also agree or disagree with aspects of what the author is saying based on your knowledge of distributed systems.

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Architectural Choices

Links to Architectural Choices design exercise and the discussion points.

If you weren't able to get through all of these in class, it would pay to spend some time thinking through these and discussing them with other member of the class.

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March 25, 2015

No Quiz for Microservices Lecture

I know I've let you down and you're sorely disappointed, but there won't be a microservices quiz. Try to be stoic about it. See you tomorrow.

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March 19, 2015

Bitcoin Quiz

The quiz for the Bitcoin lecture's reading is on Learning Suite.

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Final Project

I have posted the description of the final project. Due dates are in the schedule.

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March 17, 2015

Rainbow's End

You will need to have completed reading Rainbow's End before the March 31st lecture.

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On Simultaneity

This article is a good introduction to one of the primary problems in distributed systems: simultaneity

There is No Now: Problems with simultaneity in distributed systems by Justin Sheehy

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March 12, 2015

Utah Geek Events Code Camp

Utah Geek Events is sponsoring a code camp this Saturday at the University of Utah Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building. Here's the schedule. There's a LOT of sessions. Let me know if you go.

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APIs and Error Conditions

Today's APIs and Error Conditions exercise.

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March 11, 2015

Wrong Articles for Thursday

If you tried to do the reading for Thursday you probably noticed I had the wrong articles linked. I noticed that yesterday and fixed it on my machine but failed to push the changes to the Web site. Sorry.

You were undoubtedly resourceful enough to google the article titles and find them. However, the Starbucks article has several forms and the first one in the search results isn't the best. The best one is the PDF I've linked to from the class schedule.

If you'd like to retake the quiz because you feel that having the wrong version of the article negatively impacted your grade, let Adam know and he can arrange it.

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March 10, 2015

Quiz for Distributed Transactions

The quiz for distributed transactions is available on Learning Suite. Wouldn't it be nice if I could link to it?

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March 6, 2015

Lab 6 Is Ready

Lab 6 is ready for you to work on.

Please report any problems to Dr. Windley and Adam.

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March 4, 2015

Lab 5 Due Date

I've made the due date for Lab 5 this Saturday March 7.

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March 3, 2015

No Quiz for Mar 5 and Lab 5 Due Date Postponed

There will not be a quiz for Mar 5

Lab 5 was listed as being due today. I'm postponing the due date. Stand by for the specific date.

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March 2, 2015

No Quiz for Mar 3

There's no quiz for the lecture material for Mar 3.

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