• @jokeyrhyme@lemmy.ml
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    61 year ago

    Garage leverages the theory of distributed systems, and in particular Conflict-free Replicated Data Types (CRDTs in short), a set of mathematical tools that help us write distributed software that runs faster, by avoiding some kinds of unnecessary chit-chat between servers.

    Huh, “avoiding some kinds of unnecessary chit-chat” is the weirdest benefit of CRDTs to mention here (and I’m not sure it actually is a benefit)

    I would have pointed out that they help multiple devices safely synchronise copies of data, or something 🤷

    The word “efficient” doesn’t even appear in the main part of the Wikipedia page (just once in the footnotes): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conflict-free_replicated_data_type

    • Ephera
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      51 year ago

      I guess, they mean ensuring this safety is much more efficient when using such an algorithm. The naïve approach wouldn’t be eventually-consistent, so would require much more direct communication + conflict resolution between the servers.