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  • Paperback: 1008 pages
  • Publisher: Addison Wesley; 5 edition (27 April 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0132143011
  • ISBN-13: 978-0132143011
  • Product Dimensions: 19.3 x 4.1 x 23.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,544,220 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I'm a Computer Scientist and writer from Bristol, UK. Find out more about me at http://champignon.net

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"To my knowledge, this is the only timely book on distributed systems. Other books are quickly becoming outdated." Karl-Johan Grinnemo, Karlstad Universitet, Sweden

--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Niels Roesen Abildgaard on 30 Dec. 2012
Format: Paperback
Oh no, it's one of those unnecessarily verbose books. Most concepts in the book take up several pages where it could have done with a simple paragraph: It is very much full of unnecessary words. In addition it seems to suddenly refer to concepts that have not (and are not) explained in the book (but are not mainstream).

The book is ridden with long paragraphs with no real information referencing a different section in the end. These sections rarely provide perspective, in fact they rarely yield anything for the reader.

The book is impossible to skim through as all concepts are introduced in the midfle of long sections without any indicationbof where exactly to look. These sections are also ridden with entirely unrelated information. The summaries are absolutely no help as they are just a repetition of the introduction of the chapter; they don't really summarize anything. To get anythimg from the book you have to read it all.

In adfition to being so poorly written, the book is also factually wrong or outdated (come on, this edition is from 2012), especially when trying to argue for the use of technologies or bringing in different perspectives, rendering both of these unusable. As such the sections on web and HTML are mostly a waste of pages (30 of them) --- but you have to read them or you might miss one, single, important, cleverly hidden definition.

Bad read, 80% waste of time.
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By Ceylon Magebard on 1 April 2015
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Costs about triple what it's actually worth.
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By Vitor Mexia on 24 April 2015
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Very good condition.
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By Deny Darko on 3 Jun. 2015
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Chua Yu Mei on 26 Oct. 2013
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It was a suggested read of my course. The quality of paper is perfect. Pearson's book has always been a good choice.
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