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Extremely simple, promise based Redis object modeling tool.


The following:

var Vehicle = new Roose.Model('vehicle', {
    // properties starting with '$' will be keys in the Redis store. 
    '$manufacturer': 'string',
    '$model': 'string',
    'date_of_production': 'number',
    'colors': ['string | HexColor'],
    'wheels': ['number | Int']
var tesla = Vehicle.create({
    'manufacturer': 'Tesla',
    'model': 'Model S',
    'date_of_production': new Date().getTime(),
    'colors': ['#ff0000', '#00ff00', '#0000ff'],
    'wheels': [1, 2, 3, 4]

Translates into following Redis commands:

"set" "vehicle:Tesla__Model S:manufacturer" "Tesla"
"set" "vehicle:Tesla__Model S:model" "Model S"
"set" "vehicle:Tesla__Model S:date_of_production" "1378994037125"
"sadd" "vehicle:Tesla__Model S:colors" "#ff0000" "#00ff00" "#0000ff"
"sadd" "vehicle:Tesla__Model S:wheels" "1" "2" "3" "4"

Later, you can retrieve this object:

var query = Vehicle.get({
 'manufacturer': 'Tesla',
 'model': 'Model S'
query.then(function (tesla) {
  if (tesla) {
    console.log('Found the car!', tesla);
  } else {
    console.log('No such car');
}).fail(function (err) {
  console.log('Error: ', err);

which translates into following Redis commands:

"get" "vehicle:Tesla__Model S:manufacturer"
"get" "vehicle:Tesla__Model S:model"
"get" "vehicle:Tesla__Model S:date_of_production"
"smembers" "vehicle:Tesla__Model S:colors"
"smembers" "vehicle:Tesla__Model S:wheels"


Since Redis operates on strings only, so does Roose. But, for your convienience, we've provided so-called "data types". Data type is a set of validation rules defined for each field in a model. When you create an new instance of a model, each field has to pass those validation rules.

Roose uses Validator module ( for data validation. Validator exposes methods like isHexColor() or isUppercase(). Strip the is part and the rest forms the name of your rule.

You can specify your field to pass multiple such rules by "piping" them (use | for this). For instance:

'address': 'Url | Lowercase'

means that address should be an lower-case URL.

In addition to rules inherited from Validator, Roose defines two primitives: string and number. If you want to allow any value, use string. If you include number in a validation rule, the value you pass will have to be a Javascript Number.


var Person = new Roose.Model({
    '$name': 'string',
    'age': 'number | Int',
    'foot_length': 'Int'

Correct values for:

  • name - any string.
  • age - any integer number, i.e. 5, but not "5" (it's a string)
  • foot_length - any integer number, i.e. 5 as well as "5"


var Client = new Roose.Model('client', {
    '$id': 'number | Int',            // Javascript Number type which is an integer (i.e. not a float) 
    'color': 'HexColor | Uppercase'   // String which is a hex color written in uppercase. 

Correct values for:

  • ip - 5 (number), but not "5" (string) and not 5.1.
  • color - #FF00CC, but not #ff00cc (lowercase).


First, start Redis on localhost, at a default port. Then:

npm test

Code coverage

Start Redis, then:

npm run-script cov

Coverage report will be in coverage.html.