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We’re coming on that time of year when many people make their goals for the next year. Before you do that, reflect on how you did this year. If you accomplished a goal, how did you do it? If you didn’t accomplish a goal, what happened? Many people wrote in to me with...

Unit Testing Kafka Consumers

Unit testing your Kafka code is incredibly important. It’s transporting your most important data. This is especially true for your Consumers. They are the end point for using the data. There are often many different Consumers using the data. You’ll want to unit test...

Unit Testing Kafka

Unit testing your Kafka code is incredibly important. It’s transporting your most important data. As of 0.9.0 there's a new way to unit test with mock objects. Refactoring Your Producer First of all, you’ll need to be able to change your Producer at runtime. Instead...

What will become of Big Data?

I’m often asked what I think will happen to Big Data over the next five to ten years. From a Developer’s point of view, they’re asking if investing their time in becoming a Data Engineer will pay off. We’re going to see a continuing maturity of Big Data technologies....