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A nodejs reimagining of the redis-objects ruby gem, acting as an object-oriented bridge between redis and node.

This has a number of advantages over working with the node-redis api directly.

  1. Complex data structures are automatically marshaled (if {marshal: true})
  2. Type coercion for things that are numeric
  3. Cleans up some warts (sorted set results with scores are returned as a arrays of pairs of [value, score])

Basic Usage

There is a class that maps to each Redis type, with methods for each Redis API command.

Note that calling new does not imply it's actually a "new" value - it just creates a mapping between that object and the corresponding Redis data structure, which may already exist on the redis-server.

// eventScores is a redis sorted set where all the values are player IDs.
var eventId = 1;
var eventScores = redis_objects.SortedSet('eventScore:' + eventId, {marshal: 'Integer'});
eventScores.add(/* player ID */ 1, /* score */ 2, function(e, res) {
  // res is 1, because one item was added.
eventScores.addAll([[2, 3], [4, 1]], function(e, res) {});
eventScores.slice(0, 3, function(e, res) {
  // res is now [4, 1]

Installation and Setup

Add it to your application's package.json, or run:

npm install redis-objects --save

Then, set up the redis-object connection:

var redis_objects = require('redis-objects');
var redis = require('redis');

// This sets it up globally:

// You can also set it when creating a new redis object:
var newValue = new redis_objects.Value('testKey', redis.createClient(6379));


Sweet sweet comprehensive documentation will be forthcoming.

Note on Patches/Pull Requests/How to develop

  1. Fork the project.
  2. Make your feature addition or bug fix.
  3. Add tests for it. This is important so I don’t break it in a future version unintentionally.
  4. Run the tests, either using npm test or npm test --cover (this will also generate a pretty coverage report.)
  5. Commit your changes.
  6. Send me a pull request.
  7. Bam! Done!