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Real differences between ot and crdt for co-editors
5 points by shunza 5 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 2 comments
There is a hot topic on two consistency maintenance techniques for Co-editors, Operational Transformation (OT) and Commutative replicated data type(CRDT). Choosing between them for implementing a real-world co-editor is hard.

Common evidence of OT-supporters is that OT has been widely adopted in industrial products, like Google Docs, Dropbox Paper, etc., and OT is a reliable technique.

Common evidence of CRDT-supporters is that Google Wave OT requires a central server, but CRDT does not have this constraint and is especially suitable for P2P network environments.

So, what is the truth? .........

A recent paper (https://arxiv.org/abs/1810.02137) reveals the truth.

Don't do this, please.

Submit your URL normally, then post a comment. It's in the site's rules.

And yours is a particularly clickbaity style.

But the question itself is good.

Thanks for your suggestion.

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