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Episode 44July 29, 2019 | 31 min

How to Convert Python Batch Jobs into Kafka Streams Applications with Rishi Dhanaraj

Rishi Dhanaraj worked at Zenreach as an intern and took on a big pile of Python batch jobs, turning them into some really interesting Kafka Streams code. Listen in as he walks us through how he did it.

Episode 33May 20, 2019 | 42 min

Testing Kafka Streams Applications with Viktor Gamov

Tim Berglund is joined by Viktor Gamov (Developer Advocate, Confluent) to discuss various approaches to testing Kafka Streams applications.

Episode 29April 22, 2019 | 47 min

Diving into Exactly Once Semantics with Guozhang Wang

Kafka Streams Engineer Guozhang Wang walks through the implementation of transactional messaging in Kafka in some detail, including the idempotent producer API, the transaction coordinator responsible for managing the transaction log and consumer configurations.

Episode 21February 27, 2019 | 45 min

KTable Update Suppression (and a Bunch About KTables) ft. John Roesler

Apache Kafka 2.1 featured an interesting change to the table API—commonly known to the world as KIP-328—that gives you better control over how updates to tables are emitted into destination topics. Join John Roesler for a clear explanation of it.

Episode 11September 27, 2018 | 49 min

Kafka Streams in Action with Bill Bejeck

Tim Berglund interviews Bill Bejeck about the Kafka Streams API and his new book, "Kafka Streams in Action."

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Meet your hosts

Tim Berglund

Tim Berglund is a teacher, author, and technology leader with Confluent, where he serves as the senior director of developer advocacy. He can frequently be found at speaking at conferences in the U.S. and all over the world. Tim is the co-presenter of various O'Reilly training videos on topics ranging from Git to distributed systems, and he is the author of "Gradle Beyond the Basics." He lives in Littleton, CO, U.S., with the wife of his youth.

Gwen Shapira

Gwen Shapira is an engineering leader at Confluent. She has over 15 years of experience working with code and customers to build scalable data architectures, integrating relational and big data technologies. Gwen is the author of "Kafka: The Definitive Guide" and "Hadoop Application Architectures." Gwen is a frequent presenter at industry conferences, a PMC member on the Apache Kafka project, and a committer on Apache Sqoop™. When Gwen isn't building data pipelines or thinking up new features, you can find her pedaling on her bike exploring the roads and trails of California, and beyond.

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