Dear Zeebe team
Most people I talked to so far are annoyed by the get started experience of the default-topic. This was first raised in Zeebe 0.4.0 Release. I would like to address this again as I think this is one of the most important show stoppers for a smooth get started experience at the moment so it is really important to me!
Despite that it is currently unclear how to create the topic at all (e.g. as I haven’t found the zbctl release - but this things are improvable) it is not a good idea to bother people with creating a topic first, even if they have no idea what that topic is about. They can and probably should learn about topics - but not before they even started there very first workflow.
I do not see any harm in
- having a broker configuration flag if the default-topic should be created (default: true)
- having an API shortcut (my clear preference) or at least a constant available to address the default topic.