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Distributed Systems Introduction for Beginners

Knowing how to code is enough to get you a job as a programmer, but if you want to get promoted through the ranks to higher levels, system design and architecture becomes just as important as your coding abilities.

In this video I'll give a brief introduction to distributed systems, the pros and cons associated with them, and why they are used. If you want to learn more in detail, be sure to subscribe to my channel and check out some of my other videos covering the specific components of distributed systems in depth

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