In this chapter, you learned how to build a data pipeline using data from a REST API. You also added a flow to the data pipeline to allow you to backfill the data, or to recreate a database with all of the data using a single pipeline.
The second half of the chapter provided a basic overview of how to build a dashboard using Kibana. Dashboards will usually be outside the responsibilities of a data engineer. In smaller firms, however, this could very well be your job. Furthermore, being able to quickly build a dashboard can help validate your data pipeline and look for any possible errors in the data.
In the next chapter, we begin a new section of this book, where you will take the skills you have learned and improve them by making your pipelines ready for production. You will learn about deployment, better validation techniques, and other skills needed when you are running pipelines in a production environment.