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Kafka javascript API

Interact with Kafka, LinkedIn's disk based message queue using node.js

Get up and running

1 Install kafka

npm install kafka

2 Start zookeeper, kafka server, and a consumer (see http://sna-projects.com/kafka/quickstart.php)

3 Publish and consume some messages!

var kafka = require('kafka')

new kafka.Consumer().connect().subscribeTopic('test').on('message', function(topic, message) {
    console.log("Consumed message:", message)
})

var producer = new kafka.Producer().connect().on('connect', function() {
    producer.send("hey!")
    producer.close()
})

API

kafka.Consumer

var consumer = new kafka.Consumer({
    // these are the default values
    host:         'localhost',
    port:          9092,
    pollInterval:  2000,
    maxSize:       1048576 // 1MB
})
consumer.on('message', function(topic, message) { 
    console.log(message)
})
consumer.connect(function() {
    consumer.subscribeTopic({name: 'test', partition: 0})
})

kafka.Producer

var producer = new kafka.Producer({
    // these are also the default values
    host:         'localhost',
    port:         9092,
    topic:        'test',
    partition:    0
})
producer.connect(function() {
    producer.send('message bytes')
})

Authors

  • Marcus Westin (clover)
  • Taylor Gautier (tagged)

Contributors

  • Laurie Harper
  • @omnichuck
  • @philips
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