Building distributed applications is difficult enough without having to coordinate the actions that make them work. This practical guide shows how Apache ZooKeeper helps you manage distributed systems, so you can focus mainly on application logic. Even with ZooKeeper, implementing coordination tasks is not trivial, but this book provides good practices to give you a head start, and points out caveats that developers and administrators alike need to watch for along the way.

In three separate sections, ZooKeeper contributors Flavio Junqueira and Benjamin Reed introduce the principles of distributed systems, provide ZooKeeper programming techniques, and include the information you need to administer this service.

  • Learn how ZooKeeper solves common coordination tasks
  • Explore the ZooKeeper API’s Java and C implementations and how they differ
  • Use methods to track and react to ZooKeeper state changes
  • Handle failures of the network, application processes, and ZooKeeper itself
  • Learn about ZooKeeper’s trickier aspects dealing with concurrency, ordering, and configuration
  • Use the Curator high-level interface for connection management
  • Become familiar with ZooKeeper internals and administration tools

Table of Contents
Part I: ZooKeeper Concepts and Basics
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Getting to Grips with ZooKeeper

Part II: Programming with ZooKeeper
Chapter 3. Getting Started with the ZooKeeper API
Chapter 4. Dealing with State Change
Chapter 5. Dealing with Failure
Chapter 6. ZooKeeper Caveat Emptor
Chapter 7. The C Client
Chapter 8. Curator: A High-Level API for ZooKeeper

Part III: Administering ZooKeeper
Chapter 9. ZooKeeper Internals
Chapter 10. Running ZooKeeper

Book Details

  • Paperback: 238 pages
  • Publisher: O’Reilly Media (November 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1449361307
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449361303
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