In this Quickstart we will set up our first source, listen to conversations, and consume directly from Kafka.
We are going to use Airy's Live Chat Plugin as our first source. We then use the plugin to send messages, and check them out in the UI, your terminal and directly in Apache Kafka.
- Step 1: How to setup your first source
- Step 2: Send messages via the Chat Plugin
- Step 3: Use the HTTP API to list conversations
- Step 4: Consume directly from Apache Kafka
Did you already install the Airy CLI?
To get going with the Quickstart, you must install Airy first. Once the CLI is up and running you are good to go.
The Quickstart guide explains setting up and using the Chatplugin source which is enabled by default.
To enable and use other sources, please refer to our Sources documentation.
The Airy Live Chat Plugin source is well suited for a first integration because it does not require any configuration.
The ID from the response is the
channel_id. It is required for
the next steps, so note it down.
channel_id as a query parameter when opening the demo page in your
browser. This authenticates the chat plugin and enables you to send messages
You can now type a message in the text box and send it 🎉
To see how messages are flowing through the system, list conversations for the channel you have just created. It should return the message you have just sent.
You can also consume the messages directly from the Kafka