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Distributed Systems

Module name (EN): Distributed Systems
Degree programme: Computer Science and Communication Systems, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2017
Module code: KIB-VS
SAP-Submodule-No.: P221-0005
Hours per semester week / Teaching method: 2V+2PA (4 hours per week)
ECTS credits: 5
Semester: 4
Mandatory course: yes
Language of instruction:

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Applicability / Curricular relevance:
KIB-VS (P221-0005) Computer Science and Communication Systems, Bachelor, ASPO 01.10.2017, semester 4, mandatory course
60 class hours (= 45 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 150 hours (equivalent to 5 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 105 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
KIB-PM Project Management
KIB-PRG2 Programming 2
KIB-RN Computer Networks

[updated 21.02.2022]
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Markus Esch
Prof. Dr. Markus Esch
Dipl.-Ing. Michael Sauer

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Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this module, students will be able to name the properties of distributed systems and will be able to describe important concepts of distributed systems. They will be able to recognize the inherent complexity of distributed systems and the importance of protocol definitions and architectures at application level.
Students will be able to apply common programming techniques and current technologies for the development of distributed systems. In addition, they will be capable of analyzing the properties of different architectural approaches against the background of the requirements for a distributed system and of deriving approaches from them independently.
Through project work, students will be able apply project management methods in project groups of up to six people.

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Module content:
- Characteristics of distributed systems
- Architecture of distributed systems
- Interprocess communication in distributed systems
  o Client/server programming
  o Socket programming
  o Remote procedure calls
  o Java RMI
  o SOAP web services
  o REST web services
- Error tolerance

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Teaching methods/Media:
Lecture slides, annotated lecture slides as a script, program examples, project work

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Recommended or required reading:
A. S. TANNENBAUM, M. v. STEEN: Distributed Systems. Principles and Paradigms, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2nd Edition, 2016
G. COULOURIS, J. DOLLIMORE, T. KINDBERG: Distributed Systems: Concepts and Design, 5th Edition, 2011
A. SCHILL, T. SPRINGER: Verteilte Systeme: Grundlagen und Basistechnologien, Springer, 2012
G. BENGEL: Grundkurs Verteilte Systeme, Springer, 2014
M. ZAHN: Unix-Netzwerkprogrammierung mit Threads, Sockets und SSL, Springer, 2006
D. ABTS: Masterkurs Client/Server-Programmierung mit Java, Springer, 2015

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Module offered in:
SS 2022, SS 2021, SS 2020, SS 2019
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