Use Kafka in your app without installing it
Connecting to your Managed Kafka instance from the Developer Sandbox for Red Hat OpenShift
Running Proof of Concept (PoC) code on your local machine is great and definitely worthwhile, but the real test comes when you must face the fallacies of distributed computing and run things in the cloud. This is where you make the leap from PoC to more of an emulation of real life.
In this article, I will guide you through the process of using Red Hat OpenShift Streams for Apache Kafka from code running in a different cluster on the Developer Sandbox for Red Hat OpenShift. All of the code will be running in the cloud, and you will understand the attractions of distributed computing.