How and when to use Storm

I am a believer of the fact that the quickest way to get acquainted to a tool or technology is to do it, and we have been doing a lot of theoretical talking so far rather than actually doing it, so let's actually begin the fun. We would start with the basic word count topology, I have lot of experience of using Storm on Linux, and there is a lot of online material available for the same. I have used a Windows VM for execution of the word count topology. Here are a couple of prerequisites:

  • apache-storm-0.9.5-src.
  • JDK 1.6+.
  • Python 2.x. (I figured this out by a little trial and error. My Ubuntu always had Python and it never gave any trouble; for example, the word count uses a Python script for splitting sentences, so I set ...

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