Apache Kafka for Beginners - Learn Kafka by Hands-On

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Apache Kafka for Beginners - Learn Kafka by Hands-On

Learn in detail about Apache Kafka platform, which is used by giants such as Netflix and LinkedIn. A hands-on approach to build Kafka consumer applications using Java to reinforce your learning.

updated on icon Updated on Oct, 2023

language icon Language - English

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architecture icon IT & Software,Other IT & Software,Apache Kafka

Lectures -54

Duration -4.5 hours


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Course Description

This course will walk you through the Kafka concepts step by step. We will explore the Kafka internals from a theoretical perspective followed by hands-on exploring the Kafka internals. Then we will learn about building the Kafka Producer to produce messages into Kafka using the producer API. This is followed by learning the different configurations that guarantee message delivery into Kafka and building Kafka Consumer to read messages from Kafka using the consumer API.

In the next section, we will learn about consumer groups and consumer rebalance, consumer offsets, and the different strategies that are available for the consumer to commit the offsets.

Next, we will learn about consumer rebalance listeners to perform some clean-up before partition revocation or some initialization tasks during partition assignment. Then learn about the different techniques from the consumer to seek a different offset.

And finally, we will code and learn how to build custom Serializer/Deserializer and integrate it into our Kafka Producer/Consumer.

By the end of the course, you will have a complete understanding of Apache Kafka and will be able to build Kafka Consumer applications using Java.

The complete code bundle for this course is available at https://github.com/PacktPublishing/Apache-Kafka-for-Beginners---Learn-Kafka-by-Hands-On


This course is designed for Kafka beginners and advanced level. Anyone interested in building Java applications using producer and consumer API or interested in learning advanced Kafka Producer and Consumer operations, then this course is for you.


What will you learn in this course:

  • Understand all the Kafka concepts and Kafka core internals
  • Learn Kafka internals through practice
  • Build Kafka Producer applications using Java
  • Learn the Kafka Producer techniques for reliable data delivery
  • Build Kafka Consumer applications using Java
  • Learn to build custom Serializer and Deserializer in Kafka


What are the prerequisites for this course?

  • Basic commands in Unix/Windows Platform.

  • Basic Java Knowledge.

  • Basics of Windows/Mac Platform

Apache Kafka for Beginners - Learn Kafka by Hands-On


Check out the detailed breakdown of what’s inside the course

Getting Started with the Course
2 Lectures
  • play icon Course Introduction and Objectives 01:28 01:28
  • play icon Prerequisites 01:03 01:03
Getting Started with Kafka
2 Lectures
Download and Install Kafka
1 Lectures
Understanding Kafka Components and its Internals - (Theory + Hands-On)
12 Lectures
Kafka Producer API - Hands-On
8 Lectures
Kafka Producer API - Guaranteed Message Delivery Configurations
3 Lectures
Kafka Consumer API – Hands-On
4 Lectures
Consumer Groups and Consumer Rebalance – Hands-On
3 Lectures
Consumer Offsets - Default and Manual Offset Management – Hands-On
5 Lectures
Consumer Rebalance Listeners – Hands-On
3 Lectures
Kafka Consumer - seekToBeginning(), seekToEnd(), and seek() – Hands-On
4 Lectures
Custom Serializer and Deserializers in Kafka – Hands-On
7 Lectures

Instructor Details

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