Posts written by John DeTreville

Chapter 1: Introduction to Distributed Systems

November 17, 2010 by John DeTreville

RabbitMQ needs more and better documentation. (And who doesn’t?) In particular, we need more and better introductory material that introduces the reader to various basic concepts, explains why they’re important, and motivates him or her to keep reading and learn more about RabbitMQ. Here’s a cut at Chapter 1 of that introduction. Your comments are welcome, and Chapters 2 and 3 will follow soon. (You probably already know all of this, but a surprising number of people don’t. This introduction is for them.)