We rely ever more heavily on distributed systems in our daily lives, from spending money on a debit card to posting a tweet to our followers (tweeple?). We’ll dive into the challenges in building such systems identified by the CAP theorem, and take a look at a solution offered by “Raft” the consensus algorithm at the core of projects such as Consul, etcd and CockroachDB.
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