A Kafka producer is an application that can act as a source of data in a Kafka cluster. A producer can publish messages to one or more Kafka topics.
So, how many ways are there to implement a Kafka producer? Well, there are a lot! But in this article, we shall walk you through two ways.
- Kafka Command Line Tools
- Kafka Producer Java API
You can write producers in quite a few languages. Java is the example here, but there are several libraries, including a good one for .NET.