Tick42 took part in Java2Days 2016 – one of the two largest Java conferences in Bulgaria. During the event, the company held a workshop on the increasingly popular streaming platform Apache Kafka, which was visited by over 30 developers.
Java2Days took place on November 15-17, 2016 at Inter Expo Center in Sofia. The event attracted more than 1,000 visitors. Tick24 took part in the conference as a sponsor. Along with holding the Hands-on Kafka workshop, the company also gave away free beer to visitors.
Tick42’s Vladimir Tsanev presented Hands-on Kafka. He’s one of Bulgaria’s leading Java developers, making significant contributions to open-source projects, such as Spring Boot, Spring Session, and Orika, and is co-author of the book ’Introduction to Java Development’.
Apache Kafka was initiated by LinkedIn in 2011 and has already been adopted by giants like Netflix, Uber, CloudFlare, Spotify, PayPal, Betfair, Shopify, Walmart, and HubSpot.
The platform, whose code was open-sourced soon after it was created, is written in Scala and Java. It’s designed to provide a unified, high-throughput, low-latency platform for handling real-time data feeds.
The workshop was based on Tick42’s experience applying Apache Kafka in a large-scale project at a global investment bank. Within this project, which encompassed 9000 desktops, the company used Apache Kafka for the implementation of its own platform, Glue42 Desktop: Enterprise, to deliver real-time integration of desktop and web apps.