Chapter 2. Installing and Running Apache Thrift

In this chapter, we will go through the installation process for Apache Thrift on the three most popular platforms: Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows. All the required software and libraries are free and downloadable from the Internet, so just to follow the instructions for your platform is enough.

After completing this chapter, you will have a working environment and compile your first file written in the Apache Thrift's IDL.

Apache Thrift's official documentation is specific about the versions of the software it requires. Although you should be successful with different versions (especially newer), in case of any trouble, your best bet is to try out the versions specified here.

Note

The development ...

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