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From Stevo Slavić <ssla...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Add REST Server to Apache Kafka
Date Tue, 25 Oct 2016 22:12:15 GMT

I fully agree with Jay and Jeff.

On Wed, Oct 26, 2016 at 12:03 AM, Jeff Widman <jeff@netskope.com> wrote:

> -1
> As an end-user, while I like the idea in theory, in practice I don't think
> it's a good idea just yet.
> Certainly, it'd be useful, enabling things like
> https://github.com/Landoop/kafka-topics-ui to work without needing
> anything
> outside of Kafka core.
> But there are already enough things in the existing Kafka core that feel a
> little half-baked, especially on the ops side... there's been a few threads
> lately on the users mailing list where users have asked about functionality
> that seems like it should be standard and all proffered solutions have
> seemed a bit hacky.
> Similarly, while I understand the argument that having a solid HTTP
> endpoint would obviate the need for other language bindings, I'm not sure
> that's what would happen. From a speed perspective, I'd often rather use
> the native bindings in my language of choice, even if it's unofficial and
> may be lagging behind on features. So this doesn't feel that compelling to
> me.
> I'd rather the Kafka community focus on making Kafka rock-solid at what it
> does, particularly having the existing CLI ops tooling and docs be really
> solid before trying to add fairly major new pieces to the project.
> Plus I think it's very beneficial for the Kafka community for Confluent to
> have a strong business model--they provide many contributions to core that
> most of us benefit from for free. Keeping a few things like the REST
> interface under their umbrella gives them free marketing exposure while
> still allowing the rest of us access to their tooling as free/open-source.
> On Tue, Oct 25, 2016 at 2:16 PM, Harsha Chintalapani <kafka@harsha.io>
> wrote:
> > Hi All,
> >            We are proposing to have a REST Server as part of  Apache
> Kafka
> > to provide producer/consumer/admin APIs. We Strongly believe having
> > REST server functionality with Apache Kafka will help a lot of users.
> > Here is the KIP that Mani Kumar wrote
> > https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/KAFKA/KIP-
> > 80:+Kafka+Rest+Server.
> > There is a discussion thread in dev list that had differing opinions on
> > whether to include REST server in Apache Kafka or not. You can read more
> > about that in this thread
> > http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/kafka-dev/201610.mbox/%3CCAMVt_
> > AyMqeuDM39ZnSXGKtPDdE46sowmqhsXoP-+JMBCUV74Dw@mail.gmail.com%3E
> >
> >           This is a VOTE thread to check interest in the community for
> > adding REST Server implementation in Apache Kafka.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Harsha
> >

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