Serverless Kotlin and Apache Kafka® with Google Cloud and Confluent Cloud

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Workshop: Data streaming with Kubernetes, Apache Kafka, and Knative

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Modern serverless technologies are emerging in different sorts and ranges. But there is no doubt that they are introducing significant innovation to the application development space. Developers today are trying to grasp the best approach with each cloud vendor but are faced with these questions:

  • How do I deploy a serverless application?
  • Which platform supports my language of choice?
  • How do I manage the application state?
  • How do I integrate with existing legacy systems?

In this workshop, you will set up and deploy a serverless application that includes event functions, services, and data streaming. You will use cloud services for hosting the event functions, services, and data streaming while ensuring full portability to your own infrastructure using open source technologies, including Kubernetes, Apache Kafka®, and Knative.

All of these pieces will be weaved together through a series of hands-on exercises to create a cohesive serverless application that consumes, processes, and analyzes a stream of Stack Overflow questions. You will be able to run everything on your own machine or in the cloud using Google Cloud Marketplace. You can also use the promo code CLOUD300 for $300 of free Confluent Cloud usage to follow along. The workshop exercises will use Kotlin with Spring Boot, but the examples will be explained from a Java developer's point of view.

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Presenters

James Ward

James Ward is a developer advocate at Google Cloud and shares what he learns with others through presentations, blogs, demos, and code. After over two decades of professional programming, he is now a self-proclaimed typed-pure functional programming zealot but often compromises on his ideals to just get stuff done. After spending too many sleepless nights in datacenters repairing RAID arrays, he now prefers higher-level cloud abstractions with appropriate escape hatches. James is a huge open source proponent, hoping to never get burned by lock-in again.

Viktor Gamov

Viktor Gamov is a developer advocate at Confluent, the company that makes an event streaming platform based on Apache Kafka. Back in his consultancy days, Viktor developed comprehensive expertise in building enterprise application architectures using open source technologies. He enjoys helping architects and developers design and develop low-latency, scalable, and highly available distributed systems. He is a professional conference speaker on distributed systems, streaming data, JVM, and DevOps, and he regularly speaks at events like JavaOne, Devoxx, OSCON, and QCon. He co-authored O’Reilly’s Enterprise Web Development and writes on the Confluent blog.