My thoughts on the CAP theorem


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CAP stands for Consistency, Availability, and Partition tolerance. Understanding the CAP theorem can help engineers make better design choices when building distributed systems. In this show, I will explain the CAP theorem and how you can use it to make tradeoffs in your backend design. You probably already are using the CAP theorem without even knowing.


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