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Streaming Audio: A Confluent Podcast about Apache Kafka

Join Kris Jenkins and guests from the community as they discuss the latest Apache Kafka® news, use cases, and trends spanning the topics of data streaming, microservices, modern IT architectures, and the cloud.

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Episode 94April 16, 2020 | 10 min

Apache Kafka 2.5 – Overview of Latest Features, Updates, and KIPs

Apache Kafka® 2.5 is here, and we’ve got some Kafka Improvement Proposals (KIPs) to discuss! Tim Berglund shares improvements and changes to over 10 KIPs all within the realm of Core Kafka, Kafka Connect, and Kafka Streams, including foundational improvements to exactly-once semantics, the ability to track a connector’s active topics, and adding a new co-group operator to the Streams DSL.

Episode 93April 15, 2020 | 55 min

Streaming Data Integration – Where Development Meets Deployment ft. James Urquhart

James Urquhart (Global Field CTO, VMware) is writing a book about worldly mapping and evaluating user needs in order to make event streaming a more economic choice for users. James argues that reducing the cost of integration does not deter people from buying but instead encourages creativity to find more uses for integration.

Episode 92April 6, 2020 | 41 min

How to Run Kafka Streams on Kubernetes ft. Viktor Gamov

There’s something about YAML and the word “Docker” that doesn’t sit well with Viktor Gamov (Developer Advocate, Confluent), but Kafka Streams on Kubernetes is a phrase that does. Viktor describes what that process looks like and how Jib helps build, test, and deploy Kafka Streams applications on Kubernetes for an improved DevOps experience.

Episode 91March 30, 2020 | 33 min

Cloud Marketplace Considerations with Dan Rosanova

Coming from decades of experience in messaging, Dan Rosanova discusses the pros and cons of cloud event streaming services on GCP, Azure, and Confluent Cloud. He also compares major stream processing and messaging services: Cloud Pub/Sub vs. Azure vs. Confluent Cloud, and outlines major differences among them.

Episode 90March 25, 2020 | 54 min

Explore, Expand, and Extract with 3X Thinking ft. Kent Beck

Kent Beck chats about various topics of broad interest to developers, including some of his books. He shares about what it’s like to experiment and implement new ideas, especially when others doubt what you're trying to achieve, as well as the difference between refactoring and tidying, his involvement with agile software and test-driven development, and what exactly test-commit-revert is. And yes, Kent talks a little bit about event streaming too!

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Meet your host

Kris Jenkins

Kris Jenkins is a senior developer advocate for Confluent, a veteran contractor, and former CTO and co-founder of a gold-trading business. He's especially interested in software design, functional programming, real-time systems, and electronic music.

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