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Kafka and Flink: Kafka basics and new Flink connectors

August 24, 2023

We’ve got a solid range of resources for you this week. First, there are Kafka basics covered in a nifty cheat sheet. Then, we’ve got a new blog post on Apache Kafka clusters, as well as a step-by-step guide to creating stream designer pipelines with the Confluent CLI. There’s an exciting announcement regarding new connectors from the Flink open-source community, as well as a cool deep-dive into the data mesh at Netflix (bring your scuba gear). Enjoy!

Apache Kafka® Resources:

Apache Flink® Resources:

Terminal Tip of the Week:

Today's tip comes from the Confluent Docs.

If you'd like to view your message keys outputted in kcat, add a -K flag with a delimiter:

kcat -b localhost:9092 -t mysql_users -C -c1 -K\t
1   {"uid":1,"name":"Cliff","locale":"en_US","address_city":"St Louis","elite":"P"}

Want to know what a delimiter is? Consult this article, which gives a general definition.

Links From Around the Web:

In Other News:

  • In-Person Meetup in Berlin (Aug 29th): Apache Flink® for Apache Kafka® Developers
  • In-Person Meetup in Brisbane (Sept 13th): Mission-Critical Kafka Workloads at Scale/Experiences with tightly coupled Producer applications: There Be Gremlins
  • Registration is now open for Current 2023, in San Jose, Sep 26-27! Network with data streaming experts from across the globe and learn new approaches to using Kafka, Flink, and other streaming technologies in the breakout sessions.

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