I would like to improve my Axon PoC by using Kafka as an event bus.
The documentation at https://docs.axoniq.io/reference-guide/extensions/kafka writes about an axon-kafka module that
needs to be included. As far I can tell this refers to the project at https://github.com/AxonFramework/extension-kafka.
However the only release is 4.0-RC2 released on 18 October 2018, more than a year ago.
I would like to know what the general idea/roadmap is behind the Axon Kafka extension. I would like to take advantage
of the Kafka ecosystem in the overall architecture. Kafka has nice tools and UI to give insight in the events.
Axon and Kafka seems to be a good fit. And I am actually wondering why Axon does not use Kafka by default as the
event bus. Wouldn’t this actually save work for the Axon team? Less code to write and maintain for the Axon team, right?
Or am I mistaken?
So now Axon is on version 4.2, while the Kafka extension for 4.0 has never been released. Should I look at Eventuate
instead if I want to use Kafka?
And, I know this is a bit off-topic, but currently the web UI for Axon is rather… limited in functionality.
Will this be improved a lot? Or does this have no priority?