Getting started with AsyncAPI: how to describe your Kafka cluster

Many teams are now using schemas and schema registries to bring structure to their Kafka records, but how do you get clients connected in a consistent way? AsyncAPI is an open source initiative that makes working with event-driven architectures as easy as working with REST APIs. From API documentation to code generation, and from discovery to event management, this open source initiative provides a language and tooling to describe your asynchronous APIs. This talk will be an introduction to help developers get started with using AsyncAPI. It will cover how to describe your Kafka cluster and define how clients should connect. Come along to learn about how AsyncAPI complements and extends existing use of schema formats like Apache Avro and why you should start using it today as part of your event-driven architecture.

Salma Saeed
Software Engineer, IBM
Dale Lane
Software Architect, IBM Cloud Pak for Integration, IBM