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An introduction to e-commerce and distributed applications
An introduction to e-commerce and distributed applications

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5 A distributed system

5.1 The architecture of a typical e-commerce system

Before finishing this course it is worth looking at the architecture of a typical e-commerce system in order to see some of the technologies. This is followed by details of a real application which I shall use to discuss some of the issues involved in distributed system development. The description used is closely modelled on the Amazon site.