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From David Arthur <mum...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Kafka REST interface
Date Mon, 06 Aug 2012 12:39:11 GMT
I'd be happy to collaborate on this, though it's been a while since I've used PHP. 

From what it looks like, what you have is a true proxy that runs outside of Kafka and translates
some REST routes into Kafka client calls. This sounds more in line with what the project page
describes. What I have proposed is more like a translation layer between some REST routes
and FetchRequests. In this case the client is responsible for managing offsets. Using the
consumer groups and ZooKeeper would be another nice way of consuming messages (which is probably
more like what you have).

Any maintainers have feedback on this?

On Aug 3, 2012, at 4:13 PM, Jonathan Creasy wrote:

> I have an internal one working and was hoping to have it open sourced in
> the next week. The one at Box is based on the CodeIgniter framework, we
> have about 45 RESTful interfaces built on this framework so I just put
> together another one for Kafka.
> Here are my notes, these were pre-dev so may be a little different than
> what we ended up with.
> https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/KAFKA/Restful+API+Proposal
> I will read yours later this afternoon, we should work together.
> -Jonathan
> On Fri, Aug 3, 2012 at 7:41 AM, David Arthur <mumrah@gmail.com> wrote:
>> I'd like to tackle this project (assuming it hasn't been started yet).
>> I wrote up some initial thoughts here: https://gist.github.com/3248179
>> TLDR;  use Range header for specifying offsets, simple URIs like
>> /kafka/topics/[topic]/[partition], use for a simple transport of bytes
>> and/or represent the messages as some media type (text, json, xml)
>> Feedback is most welcome (in the Gist or in this thread).
>> Cheers!
>> -David

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