June 1, 2020 | Episode 103

Introducing JSON and Protobuf Support ft. David Araujo and Tushar Thole

  • Notes

Confluent Platform 5.5 introduces long-awaited JSON Schema and Protobuf support in Confluent Schema Registry and across other platform components. 

Support for Protobuf and JSON Schema in Schema Registry provides the same assurances of data compatibility and consistency we already had with Avro, while opening up Kafka to more businesses, applications, and use cases that are built upon those data serialization formats. 

Tushar Thole (Engineering Leader, Confluent) and David Araujo (Product Manager, Confluent) share about these new improvements to Confluent Schema Registry, the differences between Apache Avro™, Protobuf, and JSON Schemas, how to treat optional fields, some of the arguments between Avro and Protobuf, and why it took some time for Schema Registry to support JSON Schemas and Protobuf.

Later, they talk about custom plugins, adding another layer of safety in Confluent Platform 5.5, and their vision for data governance.

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Episode 104June 8, 2020 | 51 min

Exploring Event Streaming Use Cases with µKanren ft. Tim Baldridge

Tim Baldridge joins us on Streaming Audio to talk about event streaming, stream processing use cases, and µKanren.

Episode 105June 17, 2020 | 40 min

From Monolith to Microservices with Sam Newman

Author Sam Newman catches up with Tim Berglund in the virtual studio on what microservices are, how they work, the drawbacks of microservices, what splitting the monolith looks like, and patterns to look for. The pair talk through Sam's book “Monolith to Microservices” chapter by chapter, looking at key components of microservices in more detail.

Episode 106June 24, 2020 | 40 min

Growing the Event Streaming Community During COVID-19 ft. Ale Murray

We've all been affected by COVID-19 in one way or another, resulting in big changes in workplace functionality, productivity, and even our relationships within the Apache Kafka and Confluent communities as meetings and events have needed to turn virtual. Ale Murray shares interesting trends, changes in community metrics, and what we’ve done to adapt as a response.

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