- Paperback: 88 pages
- Publisher: Packt Publishing Limited (17 October 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1782167935
- ISBN-13: 978-1782167938
- Product Dimensions: 19 x 0.5 x 23.5 cm
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
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Apache Kafka Paperback – Import, 17 Oct 2013
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Nishant Garg is a Technical Architect with more than 13 years of experience in various technologies, such as Java, J2EE, Spring, Hibernate, Hadoop, Hive, NoSQL databases like MongoDB, CouchDB, Flume, Sqoop, Oozie, Spark, MPP Databases like GreenPlum, Vertica, Kafka, Storm, Mahout, and Solr/Lucene. He received his M.S. in Software Systems from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India and is currently working in Big Data R&D Group within Impetus Infotech Pvt. Ltd.Prior to this, Nishant has enjoyed working with some of the most recognizable names in IT Services and financial industries, employing full software life cycle methodologies like Agile and SCRUM. He has also undertaken many speaking engagements on Big Data Technologies.
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Specifically, the "create topic" script command used in the book no longer works. There is no clear explanation of some important concepts which I was hoping to get from this book. I was disappointed to find that there is no explanation for the reasoning behind the use of topic partitions: what they are for, how they work, and strategies for performance and reliability.
Also, a good deal of text is given to some trivial Java examples, which leads me to wonder who the intended audience is: managers or developers. The book starts off with rationalizing Kafka as a new approach to message queues - good for managers. That part was what earned the stars. The remainder of the text "walked thru" Java examples (printed the code) and then drifted into some administration details for specific integrations. As any veteran Java developer can see, the API is simple and the Java examples just add noise.
If you are a manager, the first few chapters are worth your investment; but if you are a reasonably experienced developer I think you'll find the Kafka website to be a much better source to learn from.
It is nothing more than the most basic introduction, and it's VERY VERY similar to the kafka documentation on the official website.
Just read the documentation here : http://kafka.apache.org/documentation.html
You won't find anything new in this book.
As for the content, this is essentially a very brief supplement to the existing APACHE Kafka user guide. The author frequently writes a short chapter and ends with a link to the user guide. The bulk of the book just reiterates instructions from the user guide in a grammatically decimated fashion.
Summary: read the online user guide for Kafka. There is nothing for you here but frustration.
Hopefully a real book on Kafka techniques will come along. This is not it and you should not waste your money as I did.
I always look for a little deeper description in a book like that, which is missing here a little. I also look for good example and examples
that show some advance features. There are a view basic example in the boo but nothing very deep.