I'm finding a lot of different Apache Thrift install instructions online and they don't all match up. Is there a recommended set of instructions on how to install Apache Thrift for the intention of creating executables that interact with ANVEL? Either in Windows or Linux based OS?
Good question - thrift 0.10 should be available for either installation on Windows or compiling from source on Linux, here: https://archive.apache.org/dist/thrift/0.10.0/. Individual Linux distros may have prebuilt packages available, but not necessarily thrift 0.10.
If you do compile from source, note that thrift depends on boost, so you'll have to build that as well. The official instructions are here: https://thrift.apache.org/docs/BuildingFromSource
Once you get thrift installed, follow the C++ Usage Instructions to start working with the External API.
Hopefully that helps. Regards,