Spring for Apache Kafka Milestone 1 Available

I am pleased to announce that the spring-kafka (Spring for Apache Kafka) first milestone is now available (1.0.0.M1).

The existing spring-integration-kafka extension project - currently at version 1.3.0.RELEASE supports Kafka 0.8.x.x and is used in Spring XD (Kafka MessageBus) and Spring Cloud Stream (Kafka Binder).

This new project (spring-kafka) breaks out the core components into a separate project. It is based on the new 0.9.0.x pure Java Kafka clients.

spring-kafka brings the familiar Spring programming model to Apache Kafka for any Spring user, not just those using Spring Integration. An upcoming spring-integration-kafka release will be a complete rewrite, utilizing the spring-kafka project internally.