Thanks Joe for the response.

I've tried the beta1 binary distribution as well.  Here is the steps I am taking:

* Downloaded kafka_2.8.0-0.8.0-beta1
* Imported jar files to eclipse project:
- kafka_2.8.0-0.8.0-beta1/kafka_2.8.0-0.8.0-beta1.jar
- added kafka_2.8.0-0.8.0-beta1/libs/*.* to build path
* Quick unit test for producer
public void test() {
Producer<String, String> producer = new Producer<String, String>(config);
KeyedMessage<String, String> data = new KeyedMessage<String, String>("H406", "test", "test");

What am I missing?

 From: Joe Stein <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 3:31 PM
Subject: Re: Help getting started

You can use the binary distribution if you like

As far as what is causing the error will need more info can you maybe take
 everything going on (commands/steps being done and the output) in your terminal and gist it. 
Joe Stein
Founder, Principal Consultant
Big Data Open Source Security LLC
Twitter: @allthingshadoop
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