STARWEST 2024 Concurrent Session : Kafka and Kafka Testing: Streamlining Real-time Data Processing


Wednesday, September 25, 2024 - 2:45pm to 3:45pm

Kafka and Kafka Testing: Streamlining Real-time Data Processing

In today's data-driven landscape, real-time data processing is the backbone of modern applications. Kafka, a distributed event streaming platform, has emerged as a critical component in building data-intensive systems. This presentation provides an in-depth exploration of Kafka and the essential practice of Kafka testing, offering attendees valuable insights into harnessing the power of real-time data streams while ensuring robust system reliability. Key topics to be covered are: an introduction to Kafka to understand Kafka's architecture and core components, importance of Kafka Testing, Kafka testing strategies and tools, and resources for Kafka testing with common use cases for software test engineers to apply within their testing frameworks (including examples). This presentation is designed for software engineers, architects, quality assurance professionals, data engineers, and anyone interested in understanding Kafka and Kafka testing. Whether you are a beginner or seeking to deepen your knowledge, this session equips you with valuable insights into the world of real-time data processing.

Deepika Kale
Guardant Health

Deepika Kale is deeply passionate about coding and software testing. With every line of code she writes and every test she conducts, Deepika is driven by a desire to create reliable and innovative software solutions. With over eight years of experience as a Staff Software Engineer in Test, she's deeply passionate about the world of software testing and quality assurance. Her expertise spans a wide spectrum of testing domains, including UI, API, load testing, integration testing, end-to-end testing, and performance testing. She's had the privilege of contributing her skills to various sectors, such as healthcare, childcare, department of transport initiatives, finance, and product-based big data applications and contributions to designs and implementations, including methodologies like Behavior-Driven Development (BDD), Test-Driven Development (TDD), and hybrid testing frameworks. As a steadfast advocate for rigorous testing, she relentlessly pursues opportunities to test more, digging deeper to ensure comprehensive coverage. She loves to sing, cook, and explore new places in her spare time.