Confluent – Using off-the-shelf-connectors with Landoop’s Kafka Connect UI In this post we are going to see how easy it is to run a Kafka Connector in order to source data in Kafka using a well designed tool like Landoop’s Kafka Connect UI. We can use Kafka Connect’s REST API to determine what connectors are… Continue reading »
Setting up Landoop’s Kafka-Connect-ui on Mac In this post, we are going to setup the third of the series of tools by Landoop to manage Confluent services for Kafka. Landoop provides Kafka-connect-ui to manage connectors in Kafka-connect. The tools is available as a Docker image on DockerHub, so let’s first pull it on our machine…. Continue reading »
Using Landoop’s Schema Registry UI In this post, we are going to setup Schema Registry UI for Confluent’s schema registry using Docker Image for the tool. Schema Registry is an amazing tool by Landoop. It’s available in Github. Let’s first pull the image from Docker Hub. Now we can simply run the docker image by… Continue reading »
Installing Confluent Platform on Mac OS There are no direct download instructions available on the confluent platform yet to install the packages on Mac OS. I just want to share it with others just in case someone might need some help with this. Download the Archive The zip packages can be downloaded from here: Download…. Continue reading »
Confluent Components & Their HTTP Ports It is very important to remember the ports of individual components of Confluent Platform. The following is the list of default ports for the respective components. It must be remembered that these ports can be overridden during deployment. More details can be found on this page on confluent.io where… Continue reading »
Kafka and Confluent logs in Log File During development and debugging, it is very useful to see traces for Kafka and confluent in log file to determine the issues. The traces are specially useful when we use DSL for Kafka Streams. Here is the logback configuration to use logback appenders for kafka and confluent logs.
Log4J Dependency with Kafka Many of the Kafka artifacts have Log4J dependencies. If you are using logback then your logging stops all of a sudden. Here is an example for one of our sample app. Here we have added such dependency and the App seems to have issues with multiple SL4J bindings. It has finally… Continue reading »
Overriding Default Serialization for Kafka Connect – Be Careful Serialization / Deserialization for Confluent platform can be sometimes tricky. There are certain defaults to the platform. As developers, it is our responsibility to understand the defaults and tweak the parts which are necessary. Even just a little mismatch can be sometimes very cumbersome and might… Continue reading »