The Eight Fallacies of Distributed Computing are going to vanish

The http://www.sun.com site will be decommissioned on June 1 of this year.

according to OTN Garage, an official blog of the System Admin and Developer Community of the Oracle Technology Network. They promise that the content in blogs.sun.com will remain available. I’m not sure they will put redirects in place so that all the thousands of links across the web to blogs.sun.com remain functional. Actually, they wouldn’t as straight redirects cost so much money and their IT budget is tight. More proof that Oracle is only interested in saving a few pennies a year.

Oracle willingly saying «we don’t care» about this history of work that exists in the sun.com domain and The Eight Fallacies of Distributed Computing by Peter Deutsch is one of them:

Essentially everyone, when they first build a distributed application,
makes the following eight assumptions. All prove to be false in the
long run and all cause big trouble and painful learning experiences.

  • The network is reliable
  • Latency is zero
  • Bandwidth is infinite
  • The network is secure
  • Topology doesn’t change
  • There is one administrator
  • Transport cost is zero
  • The network is homogeneous