Trainer: Mireille Lock & Paul Noorland, duration: 8 hours
Scalable, efficient, fast, reliable, stable all these features apply to Apache Kafka. No wonder Kafka has gained popularity in a short time. Do you want to know more about this distributed event streaming platform? Have you just started a project where you want to use Apache Kafka? This training will help you understand all Kafka basic concepts. You will gain experience in setting up a local development environment. You will also practice programming and testing Kafka clients.
We will start at the beginning, no knowledge about Apache Kafka is required for this training. It does however help if you already know something about Kafka or have worked with it before. The different topics will be discussed at a rapid pace, because there is a lot to tell. First, we will look at what exactly Kafka is, what the main features are and what can you use them for. Then we will discuss what Kafka looks like, what Brokers are, the role of Zookeeper and how the communication between producers, consumers and Brokers work. Next, we look at data organization: what are topics, what are partitions and what are replicas. We will set up a local Kafka environment and do some exercises with Kafka’s Command Line Interface to see how Kafka works. Then we will discuss Producers and Consumers and their specific properties, we will start programming Consumers and Producers using the Java API. The next topic is about Kafka transactions, how to setup a transactional producer and consumer. For this we will use the Spring Kafka framework. After programming all kinds of producers and consumers, we will start writing tests for these producers and consumers. We will look at unit testing as well as integration testing with embedded Spring Kafka and test containers.
The last topic of the day is about a Kafka component that you can add to your Kafka cluster: Schema Registry developed by Confluent. This is used for versioning message schemes and checking compatibility between the different schemes.
The training is intended for Java developers who are interested in working with Apache Kafk and have little or no experience with Apache Kafka yet. This is a hands-on training aimed at developers. A lot of attention is paid to creating and studying code examples of Kafka Clients that you can use when working on a project with Apache Kafka.
Skills acquired in this training
Kafka Basics, part 1: +/- 3h:
Kafka Basics, part 2: +/- 1.5h:
Testing Kafka Clients: +/- 1,5h:
Kafka Messages and Schema Registry: +/ 1.5h:
Provided training material
After doing the training you will have good code examples that you can use when starting an Apache Kafka project. After the training you will receive possible solutions of the exercises and the slides in PDF format.
About the trainer
When Mireille was a little girl, she wanted to be an inventor or a surgeon or a school teacher. But now that she’s been a software developer for several years, she doesn’t want to be anything else. She likes to build beautiful applications and solve complex problems. She also likes to know how things work, and to share that knowledge when she knows. Mireille has worked with Apache Kafka on several projects and is very excited about this messaging and event streaming platform. She is looking forward to teach you more about Kafka.
Trainings can be given in one of our offices (Utrecht, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Munich, Dusseldorf, Vienna), on site at a client location or remote. Training content can be tailored to meet your specific requirements.
Standard pricing for this training: EUR 695,- ex VAT per attendee.
Please contact us for pricing for tailored content and for in house group trainings.