Debezium has received a huge improvement to the structure of its container images recently, making it extremely simple to extend its behaviour.
This is a small tutorial showing how you can for instance add Sentry, "an open-source error tracking [software] that helps developers monitor and fix crashes in real time". Here we’ll use it to collect and report any exceptions from Kafka Connect and its connectors. Note that this is only applicable for Debezium 0.9+.
We need a few things to have Sentry working, and we’ll add all of them and later have a Dockerfile which gets it all glued correctly:
SSL certificate for sentry.io, since it’s not by default in the JVM trusted chain