Several people had problems following the tutorial, especially under Windows. The Thrift web site offers an EXE download and the tutorial.thrift file on the tutorial pages.
However, the file shared.thrift, which is also needed as it is included in tutorial.thrift is not available there. The workaround is to get the file from teh source tree, e.g. from https://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf?p=thrift.git;a=blob_plain;f=tutorial/shared.thrift