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.

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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:

Redis is an open source, BSD licensed, advanced key-value store. It is often referred to as a data structure server since keys can contain strings, hashes, lists, sets and sorted sets.

Here are the resources I have used to help get up and running with Redis;

I have also followed the following Redis folk on Twitter;

@antierz - Created Redis
@redisfeed - Offical Redis related stuff
@karlseguin - Wrote the Little Redis Book
@dr_josiah - Author of Redis in Action

If you have any resources you would like to share, please leave them in the comments :-)

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