As developers, we like to build and test applications in our favorite IDE. We prefer to debug applications using checkpoints and be able to trace through our code. This paradigm of development is disrupted in a distributed compute environment with execution spread across multiple hosts and JVMs. In this session we look into using Hadoop Mini Cluster to efficiently develop and test applications in a local environment, prior to distributed deployment. We will walk through a real life example of using Hadoop Mini Cluster to develop a streaming application using Storm, Kafka and HBase.