The Fallacies of
Distributed Computing
Essentially everyone, when they first build a distributed application, makes the following assumptions. All prove to be false in the long run and all cause big trouble and painful learning experiences.
1. The network is reliable
2. Latency is zero
3. Bandwidth is infinite
4. The network is secure
5. Topology doesn't change
6. There is one administrator
7. Transport cost is zero
8. The network is homogeneous
9. There is one topology
10. The network is full duplex
11. An administrator is an owner
12. Components fail-fast