Introduction to AsyncAPI

A presentation at Nordic Kafka Meetup by Lorna Jane Mitchell

Kafka is such a powerful and flexible way of streaming events and data, and can accommodate an unending variety of data types and structures, in a variety of formats. This great feature can also be a bug when you’re integrating with yet another completely different stream of data!

Enter AsyncAPI, an open standard for describing records in event-driven systems. Using AsyncAPI you can clearly describe the data payloads and transform that information into developer-friendly documentation; other tools can validate AsyncAPI and generate code for clients or integrations. In this session you will see “behind the curtain” of how the AsyncAPI document is structured, and get a demo of some of the tools that build on AsyncAPI to build things like documentation and example code. If you aren’t using AsyncAPI already, and your Kafka talks to other systems, then you’ll want to see this talk.