Parallel, Back-pressured Kafka Consumer Introduction Almost every Kafka Consumer tutorial structure their code like this: KafkaConsumer<String, Payment> consumer = new KafkaConsumer<>(props) // Subscribe to Kafka topics consumer.subscribe(topics); while (true) { // Poll Kafka for new messages ConsumerRecords<String, String> records = consumer.poll(100); // Processing logic for (ConsumerRecord<String, String> record : records) { doSomething(record); } } }…

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