A C++ client library for Apache Kafka v0.8+. Also includes C API. With a full unit test suite.
Supports the following Kafka API request/response calls:
Includes support for MessageSet compression using GZIP or Snappy compression.
Not compatible with Kafka versions prior to 0.8 due to wire protocol changes.
Current release version: 0.5.0 (see RELEASES)
- zlib for CRC calculation, GZIP compression
- Snappy for Snappy compression
- Google Test for unit tests
- (optional) lcov/gcov for unit test coverage reporting
- (optional) doxygen for C/C++ API documentation
Supports both autoconf and maven builds:
- make (builds shared library)
- make check (runs protocol unit tests, expects a kafka broker at host:port and with topics as specified in TestConfig.cc)
- make rpm (packages an RPM, tested on CentOs 6.x, genearted into ./rpm/RPMS/$(arch))
- make distcheck (produces release packages, tar.gz and tar.bz2)
- make maintainer-clean (clean all autoconf generated files)
- make rpm-clean (clean all artifacts of rpm, dist, and autotools)
Unit test coverage reports (gcov/lcov)
- ./autogen.sh && ./configure --enable-gcov && make && make check && make coverage-html
- HTML reports produced in ./coveragereport
- mvn clean install (builds shared library, command line apps)
- mvn test (runs protocol unit tests)
- Make with -DDEBUG or uncomment -DDEBUG in the top level pom.xml, and rebuild for full protocol debugging output.
- Valgrind currently provides a clean memory leak report for the unit test suite. Future commits will maintain this.
- ./valgrind.sh runs the valgrind tests with suppressions for Mac OS X.
- Take a look at ClientTest.cc in test/src. There are examples for Metadata, Produce, Fetch, and Offsets, with all of the compression combinations.
- Take a look at the unit tests in test/src to see examples for any individual class.
- Advanced client with error handling, metadata/broker/leader updates, and offset management
- load testing for Produce and Fetch
- Nested MessageSet blocks are not yet handled. This is a wonky part of the protocol.
- The extern C wrrapper for C++ calls is not yet implemented.
- The .deb packaging remains broken. RPM packaging is fully operational.