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Introducing the Confluent DevX Newsletter

March 9, 2023

Welcome to our inaugural edition of “Confluent DevX Newsletter”! We’ll share many types of content in this newsletter, including: Kafka-related content from the community, tips and tricks for managing Apache Kafka® projects in your terminal, and links to fun nerdy content from around the broader web.

Apache Kafka® Resources:

  • Streaming Audio podcasts this week: Real-Time Data Transformations and Analytics with dbt Labs We loved what Amy said about developer experience!
  • 🦙Alpacas! And Kafka 3.4! Watch Danica (and tons of cute alpacas) explain what’s new.
  • Blog posts: Windowing in Kafka Streams – Windows, they roll, they tumble, they slide… and then there are session windows! See our blog post for more on what distinguishes these types of windows from each other.
  • Kafka for Python Developers. Recently, a course on Kafka for Python Developers was released to Confluent Developer. We highly recommend it if you’re familiar with Python and itching to try Kafka!
  • Read the OCTOlog for in-depth analysis of those data streaming opinions you hold near and dear! Ben Stopford begins by analyzing the nature of opinion itself.

Terminal Tip of the Week:

To view the output of a command in bytes, use a pipe and ‘hexdump.’ For example, if I were to want the output of viewing a topic using kcat to be in bytes, I’d type:

❯ kcat -Ct purchases -c1 | hexdump

0000000 0000 8601 00a1 0308 0612 7567 7469 7261

We hope you enjoyed our curated assortment of resources! If you’d like to provide feedback on what type of content you’d like to see, or you want to submit your own resource for consideration, send us an email at!

P.S. If you want to learn more about Kafka or Confluent Cloud, visit our developer site at Confluent Developer.

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