What is confluent serializer and deserializer?


i am trying to understand the schema registry while going thru the documents… I found the terms serializer and deserializer… i am not able to understand what are these.
can someone help me with some real-time examples?

Hi @MadhavPoosarla,

We recently added a new course to our developer.confluent.io site that covers Schema Registry. You can watch it for free at Key Concepts of a Schema Registry.


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Thanks for your response, its helpful

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Kafka stores bytes, only and always.

Your apps typically work with structured objects or primitives (strings, ints, etc).

You need a way to serialize these.

Kafka comes with many built in serialization classes. Confluent maintains their own, and you can also define custom ones, as you so choose.