npm install heroku kafka plugin on Windows 64 bit

If you land here, then you need it absolutely. I used to get stuck with it so I think it’s helpful somehow to you guys out there. Enjoy!


Cannot install snappy, a prerequisite for heroku-kafka plugin via npm, which is basically derived from failure of node-gyp rebuild.



  1. Create a new C++ project in VS 2015. It will install necessary libraries and sdk for snappy installation



2. Update nodejs and node-gyp using npm -g install npm@next


3. Install snappy


4. Install heroku kafka plugin


You’re done. Congrats! Enjoy streaming!


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