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This chapter first motivates the need for distributed programming abstractions. Special attention is given to abstractions that capture the problems that underlie robust forms of cooperation between multiple processes in a distributed system, usually called agreement abstractions. The chapter then advocates a modular strategy for the development of distributed programs by making use of those abstractions through specific Application Programming Interfaces (APIs).

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Cachin, C., Guerraoui, R., Rodrigues, L. (2011). Introduction. In: Introduction to Reliable and Secure Distributed Programming. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-15260-3_1

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