June 9th, 2016 – Edition #65
A Newsletter About Everything Redis
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During the last months Redis has been getting a very special treatment that will change the way it is used for ever. I’m referring, of course, to the new Redis Modules API that was unveiled last month by Salvatore Sanfilippo @antirez at RedisConf (sorry for the secrecy, but everything’s worth trying at least once, right?)
TL;DR Redis Modules are dynamic libraries written in C (but in theory in any language with C bindings will do). They are binary-compatible with future Redis versions and allow anyone to add her/his own commands and data structures. Modules access data in Redis either via a high-level interface that’s not unlike the
If you’re interested in more details, here’s where you need to go:
The Modules’ launch was also picked by bloggers and the media, including:
Lastly, but inarguably most importantly, there are signs of modules being developed by the community. The first two open source community-developed Redis modules are:
Virtual Moka Pot
Since time immemorial within the Redis community, a Moka Pot is considered a token of appreciation to a member for her/his contributions. I’d like to present this one to Andy McCurdy @andymccurdy for everything he’s done for us with redis-py, the de-facto standard Redis client for
Because OSS never stops, maintaining a popular project can become an extremely demanding task. Recently I OH Andy tweet “Looking for some folks to help maintain redis-py. It’s been neglected for too long. Please email or DM me.” and I know of at least one very capable maintainer (hint: Dvir Volk @dvirsky) who’ll probably be join Andy in maintaining the excellence.
Andy – for giving us the best Redis client ever (and one of the best Python Redis clients out there ;)), may your coffee always taste as good as a cup of Italian Moka, thank you.
Redis Day (((TLV))) 2016 (12 sessions!)
In case that your geographical skillset had prevented you from attending this once-in-a-lifetime-day-long-all-about-Redis event and celebrating 7 Redis years & 5 birthdays with us, we’ve got you covered – all the good stuff is in the above link for your viewing pleasure including:
While the videos are being processed (updates to follow via @redisconf & the conf’s website) you can get a sense of what we had at this once-a-year-two-days-long-all-about-Redis event from the presentations. With over 40 speakers, 30 breakout sessions and about 800 attendees (I counted the first 799, but this one guy kept moving so I couldn’t add him) it was a huge success and a memorable happening.
Tommy vTexan Trogden @vTexan provides a fresh perspective on what had transpired.
How: in English
Together with Databricks @databricks, we’ve integrated our Redis-as-a-Service and their platform just in time for the new release of spark-redis connector (and Spark Summit ;)) – check out this mind-blowing demo that Reynold Xin prepared for RedisConf. PR
Learn how Shakespeare would have used Redis to bring Romeo and Juliette together using Redis’ new Geospatial indices.