Chapter 3. Laying the Foundations

In this chapter we will cover installing the server components of our framework on the platform of our choice. Although there are numerous platforms that our framework will run on, you will find only specific instructions here for Linux and Microsoft Windows. However, the configuration details can be used on any platform that can run the components.

Which Platform?

Our choice of platform may be influenced by company policy, personal preference, or simply what we have to hand in terms of hardware, software, and experience. Although the installation instructions differ between each platform, there should be no discernible difference in the end result.

As we will see shortly, there can be a significant discrepancy ...

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