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Classic resources on Kafka, Current 2023, and mantis shrimp

June 1, 2023

Happy first day of June! And welcome back to your #1 source for up-to-date Apache Kafka® resources. This week, we’re highlighting some classics: the definitive guide to Kafka, Mitch Seymour’s book about Kafka Streams, and Kafka Internals. Remember, if you’ve been working on something Kafka-related, feel free to submit your own resource by emailing!

Apache Kafka Resources:

Apache Flink® Resources:

You’ve got a realtime data source with Kafka; Flink is a natural ecosystemic counterpart enabling the analysis of that data. If you’re interested in learning more about it, we’ve got you covered:

Terminal Tip of the Week:

A few weeks ago, we discussed the history command. Did you know that you can use !{history_id} to run a command with that id from history? So if your history shows:

history -2
 5467  ls
 5468  cat

You can run:


Many thanks to Joseph Morais for this one!

Links From Around the Web:

In Other News:

Registration for Current 2023 is now open! There’s more than 100 sessions at Current, all focused on realtime data streaming. Join us, we’d love to have you! If you have specific (or general, we’re not picky) questions about Kafka, feel free to join our Confluent Community Slack and ask away!

By the way…

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