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The Confluent DevX Newsletter

The Best of Apache Kafka® and Apache Flink® in 2023!

January 11, 2024

Hello and happy New Year to all our readers! A LOT happened in the world of data streaming in 2023, and before we say hello to everything coming this year, we thought it’s only right to reflect on some highlights from last year. Read on for a few of our favorite moments and readings, and what we are looking forward to in the new year!

Apache Kafka® and Apache Flink® Highlights From 2023:

Now that we’ve reflected on 2023, it’s time to get excited about 2024! And there is plenty to look forward to already…

Looking at 2024 and Beyond…

On to our usual programming…

Terminal Tip of the Week:

You can use kcat to consume from a specific partition, rather than the default, which is all the partitions in the topic.

❯ kcat -t topicname -C -p 0

% Reached end of topic topicname [0] at offset 902

From the example above, you can see that the way to consume from a specific partition is to use the -p flag followed by the number of the partition you want to consume from.

Links From Around the Web:

Upcoming Events:

By the way…

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