Hi, Spring fans! I once met Dave Chapelle (no, not that Dave Chapelle!), who was a legend from the messaging industry. He worked on SonicMQ and a bunch of other famous messaging initiatives. He also wrote the O'Reilly book on the Java Messaging Service. I met him once, asked him to sign my copy of the book. He wrote, "Get the message!" and then signed it. I always loved him for that. And that's what I want you to do. Spring Boot and Apache Kafka are leaders in their respective fields and it's no surprise that they work well together. Join me, Spring Developer Advocate Josh Long (@starbuxman) and we'll look at how to use Spring Boot and Apache Kafka to build better, scalable systems and services so that you, too, can get the message!