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Paxos algorithm implementation suitable for practical and educational use

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Essential Paxos provides basic implementations of the Paxos algorithm. The distinguishing characteristic of this implementation, as compared to other freely available and open-source implementations, is that this library is independent of application domains and networking infrastructures. Whereas most Paxos implementations are deeply and inextricably embedded within application-specific logic, this implementation focuses on encapsulating the Paxos algorithm within opaque and easily re-usable classes.

This library provides an algorithmically correct Paxos implementation that may be used for educational purposes in addition to direct use in networked applications. This implementation is specifically designed to facilitate understanding of both the essential Paxos algorithm as well as the practical considerations that must be taken into account for real-world use.

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