Redis Cookbook
Practical Techniques for Fast Data Manipulation
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: July 2011
Pages: 74

Two years since its initial release, Redis already has an impressive list of adopters, including Engine Yard, GitHub, Craigslist, and Digg. This open source data structure server is built for speed and flexibility, making it ideal for many applications. If you're using Redis, or considering it, this concise cookbook provides recipes for a variety of issues you're likely to face.

Each recipe solves a specific problem, and provides an in-depth discussion of how the solution works. You’ll discover that Redis, while simple in nature, offers extensive functionality for manipulating and storing data.

  • Learn when it makes sense to use Redis
  • Explore several methods for installing Redis
  • Connect to Redis in a number of ways, ranging from the command line to popular languages such as Python and Ruby
  • Solve a range of needs, from linked datasets to analytics
  • Handle backups, sharding, datasets larger than available memory, and many other tasks
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      1.0

      Thin in many ways

      By Rick

      from Pennsylvania

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      Pros

      • Easy to understand

      Cons

      • Incomplete
      • Not comprehensive enough
      • Too basic

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      Comments about oreilly Redis Cookbook:

      Overall, very lacking. Thin in size, because there just ain't much content in there. Code examples are sparse and incomplete, content is a mishmash of unrelated stuff, and just not worth the time. A few minutes of web searching could have yielded better results.

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      1.0

      Not worth it

      By Hank

      from Silicon Valley, CA

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          Comments about oreilly Redis Cookbook:

          As the previous reviewer mentioned, this is really not a cookbook.

          The code examples are incomplete, even worse, there is nowhere to download. Looks to me more like scattered material collected from the internet.

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          2.0

          Not a "cookbook"

          By carlos

          from new york

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          Pros

          • Accurate

          Cons

          • Not comprehensive enough
          • Too basic

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          • Novice

          Comments about oreilly Redis Cookbook:

          I didn't have my expectations too high for this book, just looking for a couple very general examples and use cases. This book is mostly Day 1 tutorial material that's actually covered better on the web (topics like how to connect to redis and how to start the command-line client, I mean come on!). Still, nothing wildly wrong in it so two stars.

          maybe re-title it - "downloading redis and using it for the first time"

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          4.0

          Learn Redis by Example

          By Rob

          from Brisbane, Australia

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          • Accurate
          • Concise
          • Easy to understand
          • Helpful examples
          • Well-written

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            • Intermediate
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            Comments about oreilly Redis Cookbook:

            I've been interested in redis having seen it recently in a couple of rails based systems, and heard it described as the magic caching data structure. I grabbed a copy of the Redis Cookbook in order to get a better understanding of Redis to use it with existing systems and to see how it might fit into new systems.

            The Cookbook format gave some good insights into how to use red is in different situations, and I learnt how to use the APIs by seeing how they are used in the examples. Depending on your point of view the thin size of the book can be a strength or a weakness. I was able to get through it in a few hours while traveling. For a technical reader with some exposure to key value systems the Redis Cookbook makes for a good educational read that I'd highly recommend.

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