Dave Klein has a few tools to make working with Apache Kafka a little easier:
We like to save the best for last, but this tool is too good to wait. So, we’ll start off by covering kafkacat.
kafkacat is a fast and flexible command line Kafka producer, consumer, and more. Magnus Edenhill, the author of the librdkafka C/C++ library for Kafka, developed it. kafkacat is great for quickly producing and consuming data to and from a topic. In fact, the same command will do both, depending on the context. Check this out:
Read on for more information on this tool, as well as several others.