Kafka: From Zero to Topic with Producer and Consumer.

Quick yet gentle introduction in get Kafka running

In this article I am using Kafka 2.8.0 for client and server. Hence one may notice some discrepancy with the use of Zookeeper. This is due to KIP-500 to replace Zookeeper with self-managed quorum.

Introduction

The best way to introduce Kafka is by installing one. Currently I have a way to install a 3-node Kafka cluster using helm for kubernetes . In the future, I shall attempt to add steps for bare-metal and/or for other cloud…