Running Kafka for a streaming collection service can feel somewhat opaque at times, this is why I was thrilled to find the Kafka Web Console project on Github yesterday. This Scala application can be easily downloaded and installed with a couple steps. An included web server can then be launched to serve it up quickly. Here’s how to do all that.
For a quick intro to what the web console does, see my video first. Instructions for getting started follow below, including the quick video.