Why Is Everyone Talking About Kafka?

Fending off buzzwords can feel like a full-time job, so having a reliable approach to assessing technologies is a critical piece of an engineer’s toolkit. With the rise of Kafka, more and more companies are .. READ MORE

Apache Kafka and Reactive Spring Boot

This post is a continuation of the two part series exploring Apache Ignite, Apache Kafka, and Reactive Spring Boot concepts. This part covers the use of Reactive Kafka consumers to return live database events to .. READ MORE

Configuring Kafka Topics with Spring Kafka

Here’s a common scenario, your engineering team decides to use Kafka and they start writing producers, consumers, connectors, streams, you name it. Before long, 6 engineers have manually created 20+ topics in the lower environment .. READ MORE

Kafka Testing using YAML

Integration testing can be difficult for distributed systems. I’ve found this to be true when testing Kafka to ensure data is produced correctly. I’ve tried using a consumer in my tests to verify data made .. READ MORE