Get Started

Welcome to Zilla!

The Get Started guides below will walk you through the steps to build and secure a Todo application using Apache Kafka with the Zilla engine.

Build the Todo Application

Our Build the Todo Application guide shows you how to create your first application with Zilla, using Apache Kafka with Kafka Streams to implement the Tasks service that maintains a shared Todo List of tasks.

Secure the Todo Application

Our Secure the Todo Application guide shows you how to secure the Tasks API using JWT access tokens to allow read and write access only to authorized clients.

Bring your own Kafka

Our Bring your own Kafka guide shows you how to change the Zilla configuration to use your own Kafka cluster instead of using a local Kafka deployment in a docker stack.