This month the community has been focused on the upcoming release of Apache Kafka 0.10.1.0. Led by the fearless release manager, Jason Gustafson, we voted on a release plan, cut branches and started voting on the first release candidate. Please contribute to the community by downloading the release candidate, testing it out and letting everyone know how it went. If no serious bugs are found, we are hoping to finalize the release by mid-October.
In addition to the vote, we gave our website a quick facelift, contribution of Derrick Or. We appreciated the feedback from the community and issues were quickly addressed.
And as usual, there are several very lively discussions in the community:
In addition to ongoing Kafka improvements, there are other interesting news and blogs:
If you are interested in learning all about streaming data platforms, Confluent has released a 6-part online talk series focusing on Apache Kafka. You can view the recordings for the first two talks in the series by Jay Kreps and Jun Rao, and register for the upcoming sessions at www.confluent.io/apache-kafka-talk-series.
New signups only.