A high-level Redis library
redback - A high-level Redis library for Node.JS.
npm install -g redback
Redback provides an accessible and extensible interface to the Redis data types and allows you to roll your own structures with ease. Redback comes with the following built-in structures: List, Set, SortedSet, Hash, Channel, Cache
It also comes with the following advanced data structures:
- DensitySet - A sorted set where adding an element increments its score and removing it decrements it.
- KeyPair - Uses two hash structures and an auto-incrementing key to assign an ID to each unique value
- SocialGraph - Similar to Twitter's (following vs. followers)
- CappedList - A list with a fixed length
- FullText - A full text index with support for stop words, stemming and basic boolean search
- Queue - A simple FIFO or LIFO queue
- RateLimit - Count the number of times an event occurs over an interval. Can be used for IP rate limiting. See this blog post
- BloomFilter - A probabilistic structure used to test whether an an element exists in a set. Contributed by user sreeix
Have an idea for an advanced structure? Send a pull request and I'll add you as a contributor.
var redback = require'redback'createClient;// orvar redis = require'redis'createClient;var redback = require'redback'useredis;
var user3 = redbackcreateSocialGraph3;user3follow1 callback;var text = redbackcreateFullText'my_index';textindexFile1: 'file1.txt' 2: 'file2.txt' callback;textsearch'foo bar -exclude -these -words' callback;var user1 = redbackcreateHash'user1';usersetusername:'chris' password:'redisisawesome' callback;var log = redbackcreateCappedList'log' 1000;logpush'Log message ...';
To create your own structure, use
Let's create a queue that can be either FIFO or LIFO
redbackaddStructure'SimpleQueue'thisfifo = is_fifo;thisclientlpushthiskey value callback;var method = thisfifo ? 'rpop' : 'lpop';thisclientmethodthiskey callback;;
To use the queue, call
var queue = redbackcreateSimpleQueue'my_queue' true;queueadd'awesome!';
Structures have access to a Redis key
this.key and the Redis client
this.client. If an
init() method is defined then it is called after
the structure is instantiated. Also note that
init() receives any extra parameters
var cache = redbackcreateCachenamespace;cacheset'foo' 'bar' callback;cacheget'foo'console.logfoo; //bar;
var channel = redbackcreateChannel'chat'subscribe;//To received messageschannelon'message'console.logmsg;;//To send messageschannelpublishmsg;
For now, see the annotated source for more information.
- Matt Ranney for his awesome node_redis library.
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