Host(s): Michael Alexander
The third part of our concurrency series by Michael and Alexander discusses how to build highly scalable servers. The discussion focusses especially on event-driven servers. As possible solution patterns a reactor-based design is suggested along-side several patterns for multi-threading issues: Reader/Writers Locks, Thread Pools, and Leader/Followers.
- Brian Goetz’ new book on Concurrency (in principle this is Java specific, but there are many good explanation of general concurrency topics)
- The C++ Network Programming by Doug Schmidt and Steve Huston explains how to use use the C++ framework ACE to build networked and concurrent applications.
- Further, we can recommend the book on Patterns for Parallel Programming
- Here the link to the Leader/Followers pattern, it is also contained in the POSA2 book
- An interesting discussion on how to best implement Reader-Writer Locks