Who should read this book?
Kafka Streams: Real-time Stream Processing is written for software engineers willing to develop a stream processing application using Kafka Streams library. I am also writing this book for data architects and data engineers who are responsible for designing and building the organization’s data-centric infrastructure. Another group of people is the managers and architects who do not directly work with Kafka implementation, but they work with the people who implement Kafka Streams at the ground level.
What should you already know?
This book assumes that the reader is familiar with the basics of Java programming language. The source code and examples in this book are using Java 8, and I will be using Java 8 lambda syntax, so experience with lambda will be helpful.
Kafka Streams is a library that runs on Kafka. Having a good fundamental knowledge of Kafka is essential to get the most out of Kafka Streams. I will touch base on the mandatory Kafka concepts for those who are new to Kafka. The book also assumes that you have some familiarity and experience in running and working on the Linux operating system.
About the author
Prashant Kumar Pandey is passionate about helping people to learn and grow in their career by bridging the gap between their existing and required skills. In his quest to fulfill this mission, he is authoring books, publishing technical articles, and creating training videos to help IT professionals and students succeed in the industry.
With over 18 years of experience in IT as a developer, architect, consultant, trainer, and mentor, he has worked with international software services organizations on various data-centric and Bigdata projects.
Prashant is a firm believer in lifelong continuous learning and skill development. To popularize the importance of lifelong continuous learning, he started publishing free training videos on his YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/learningjournalin) and conceptualized the idea of creating a Journal of his learning under the banner of Learning Journal.
He is the founder, lead author, and chief editor of the portal (www.learningjournal.guru) that offers various skill development courses, training, and technical articles since the beginning of the year 2018.