This course is for software developers who have a working knowledge of:

  • At least one or more programming languages, such as Java, Go, JavaScript, C#, Python, or Ruby
  • Common data structures such as string and integer
  • Database records and some SQL

You need to install the following software and files. You need an IBM id to download the Quick Start Editions.

You aren’t required to use the Quick Start Edition virtual machine. You can install and run the lab in any other environment with an IBM Streams, Version 4.2 installation.

However, some components might look different, depending on how closely your environment matches the Quick Start virtual machine setup described in this course. Additionally, your environment might not have the desktop launchers that are used to start the different tools used in this lab.

The instructions for the labs are based on IBM Streams Quick Start Edition VM.

To encourage experimentation and exploration, the lab package includes prebuilt projects that include the final working version of each lab. Therefore, you can experiment and get yourself in trouble any way that you like in any lab or section and still go on to the next lab simply by importing one of the provided projects.