Redis has been about for some time now but my first real experience with it was fairly recently whilst at ExamTime and it wasn't something I needed to hack on top of, at Buffer we have decided to start using it for some new functionality we are building out so I decided it would probably be best to bone up a little on it and get up to speed with Redis.
Before I list the resources I will give a very basic background, so that if you have stumbled upon this page you don't waste your time going through a load of other pages that will be meaningless to you!
Essentially Redis is a key-value store, but it is a bit more than that, this is from the Redis website:
Here are the resources I have used to help get up and running with Redis;
- The Little Redis Book By Karl Seguin - A great freely available PDF book that goes through plenty of Redis related content (disclaimer: I haven't read it all yet, just skimmed some sections).
- Redis 101 Slidedeck - A deck of slides going through a basic introduction to Redis
- Redis In Practice Slidedeck - A deck of slides going through some real life use cases for Redis
- Why and When you should use Redis - A youtube video of a talk given by the author of Redis in Action on why and when you should use Redis.
- The Redis Documentation - The official documentation, always good to read!
- Antirez Weblog - The creator of Redis, I figured it makes sense to keep up to date with what is happening on his blog!
I have also followed the following Redis folk on Twitter;
If you have any resources you would like to share, please leave them in the comments :-)