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Hacking your way to enlightenment with Kafka and Node.js

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One of our customers is deploying a big new app, and they’re using a lot of cool technologies that we haven’t used before. Awesome! Building the cluster is straightforward enough, but we’re not satisfied with just that; we never are. How does it work? We want to know what’s going on, we need to know. That’s what makes our support so good, a proper understanding of the things that we run. One of the pieces of software at the core of the new app is Apache Kafka. It sounds a bit like an AMQP implementation, but that’s all we know at this stage. David, a member of our projects team, loves tinkering with thing, so he set about putting together a little tech demo. It didn’t need to be fancy…

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