Let's see which practices and patterns we will be looking into in the next chapters.

We will cover common practices and patterns used when building and operating distributed systems in the next few chapters. These are not supposed to be exact prescriptions, but they can help you identify some of the basic approaches available to you and the associated trade-offs.

It goes without saying that there are so many practices and patterns that we would never be able to cover them all. As a result, the goal is to cover some of the most fundamental and valuable ones, shown in the following illustration.

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