A developer goes over his favorite resources on Apache Kafka, giving a brief synopsis of each. Hopefully, you’ll find something to add to your library!
This is a collection of interesting articles, best practices, case studies, and some books (on data and logs) I came across while working with Kafka.
Kafka in a Nutshell. Published on September 25, 2015, by Kevin Sookocheff. Kevin’s article is all about Kafka in a nutshell. He says “Kafka is quickly becoming the backbone of many organization’s data pipelines — and with good reason. By using Kafka as a message bus we achieve a high level of parallelism and decoupling between data producers and data consumers, making our architecture more flexible and adaptable to change.” If you have not read about Kafka yet, you must go through it. This is more like an executive summary of the what, where, and why of Kafka.
For as a person thinketh in his subconscious mind, so is he. ~ Dr Joseph Murphy
These are just my learning, please read the book and collect your leanings as well.
Initially, when I started this book and went through a few chapters, I thought it was just another book. But the more I went deeper and covered other chapters, I realized this is a life-changing book and has more advice on how to do better in life with positive attitude.
The book is all about how you train your subconscious mind and be positive in all situations so that the entire universe will help you to meet your goals.
Some of the great points I collected from the books are :
Look within for the answer to your heart’s desire.
You have the capacity to choose. Choose LIFE! Choose LOVE! Choose HEALTH!
Think good and good follows.
Motion and emotion must balance.
You will get results for your prayers.
Your desire is your prayer. Ask and it shall be given you.
The basis of all healing is a change of belief.
Imagination is your most powerful faculty.
When trying to steal from others, you rob yourself of peace, harmony, faith, honesty, integrity, goodwill and confidence.
YOU MUST GIVE TO RECEIVE
The real things in life are intangible.
Your desire must benefit humanity, you should not be selfish.
What you are seeking is also seeking you
There is no one to change but yourself.
Thought, emotion, reaction, and action all take place in your own mind.
The true meaning of forgiveness is to forgive yourself.
Do the things you are afraid to do.
You are as valuable as you think you are.
You can not see life, but you know you are alive.
The harmony of the part is the harmony of the whole; for the whole is in the part and the part is in the whole.
What you are seeking is also seeking you. ~ Dr. Joseph Murphy
Thank you for your time. Happy New Year 2018.
This first article of the year is also published inmedium
Optical Character Recognition, usually abbreviated to OCR, is the mechanical or electronic conversion of scanned or photoed images of typewritten or printed text into machine-encoded/computer-readable text.
I tried exploring the OCR and other features of Microsoft One Note and its really cool. I might present in a layman style but believe me its awesome tool for your day to day notes. Just take a look how I explored One Note.
Just open your OneNote and create your Tab and your pageâ€¦ yes all set. This is a simple note taking application but the capabilities what One Note has is mind-blowing.
Select the Insert menu and take a look at the Ribbon. Lets try couple of feature. We will start with the OCR.
We will read text from an image!!! Cool â€¦Right. Lets do it.
Copy Text From Picture
Here I have inserted one of my picture where some quotes are there. I will try extracting the text from the picture. Its just two step.
Right click on the picture & select â€œcopy Text From Pictureâ€ and when you are ready â€œpaste your text any whereâ€.
Now you try with various picture and explore the power of One Note.
How about taking screen shot in a quick and effective way with time stamp. Now I am not talking about that old â€œPrint Screenâ€ method of taking screen print and paste it and then write timestamp by your own. Lets see how One Note helps.
Select the Insert menu and select â€œScreen Clippingâ€ and then suddenly you see One Note will disappear and will go to the background. Its giving a chance to you to capture a portion of the screen you are interested for. (next time Try the keys (Shift+ Windows + s) for a twist.)
Now once you select one area OneNote will take that portion and will paste in the text area of OneNote with a time stamp which reads like â€œScreen clipping taken <Date>â€. I took a screen capture from my blog.
Now a task for you , If you have a scanner attached try the other option â€œScanned Imagesâ€
Last year in December I participated in a unique contest by Microsoft SQL Server (FB page).
The contest page saysâ€¦
Enter the New Year Cover Photo Challenge and help us ring in 2013 with a â€˜Happy New Yearâ€™ themed message to the SQL Server community! Submit an image or photo of your own design that we can use as our SQL Server Facebook page cover photo in January, and if your entry is selected as one of our four winners, you will also receive a SQL Server Swag Set worth over $150!
On 29th of December 2012 I got a mail from the Microsoft SQL Server team sayingâ€¦
Hi there Manas,
Congratulations! You’ve been selected as a winner our New Year’s photo challenge!