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The Simplest Local Kubernetes Web Application Setup

So I’ve been taking some time to look into Kubernetes. One of the first things I wanted to try was to write my own simple application that uses Docker and Kubernetes locally. When I attempted to do that, it wasn’t obvious how, and furthermore, I noticed that it didn’t seem like there was a straightforward […]

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Creating Custom Kafka Partitioners

If you’ve used Kafka, you’ve likely heard about partitions. Kafka allows you to partition the data in a given topic so that the processing work can be divided among multiple nodes. Thus partitioning of the data allows more data to be processed in parallel. Kafka’s default logic will attempt to evenly distribute messages into the […]