At Redpanda, we are always looking for ways to improve the developer
experience with Redpanda. We started with a simple one-line install
for Debian and RPM-based systems and recently added the ability to
start up a local cluster using rpk container which we covered
in a previous blog post.
However, we wanted to make it even easier for users to get started on
macOS with Redpanda. So today, we are announcing our very own
Homebrew tap. Homebrew is a very popular package
management system for macOS, and now installing Redpanda using
Homebrew can be done with the following single line command:
brew install redpanda-data/tap/redpanda
Once installed, you can then quickly create a local cluster with
rpk container start -n 3
Using Docker, this will create a 3 node cluster to which you can
then point your Kafka client/code to.
Once you are done, you can simply stop the cluster
rpk container stop
You can find the tap in our GitHub repo here.
Let us know what you think! We are always looking for ways to make it easier
to use Redpanda. If you have any suggestions, please reach out to us via our
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