Random ideas about distributed computing, databases, life as software engineer, and other useless stuff

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Welcome to Scattered Thoughts on Distributed Systems by Pat Helland. I’ve been building distributed systems and databases since 1978 and my passions include learning, building, and helping others learn. I work on fun and complex systems at Salesforce with a team of amazing engineers.

Opinions expressed in this blog are my personal ones. They do not necessarily represent the opinions of my employers, Salesforce.

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