Redix v5

redix is a very simple key => value storage engine that speaks redis and even more simpler and flexible.

Why did I build this?

redis is very simple, sometimes we abuse it, so I decided to build a pure key-value storage system that introduces the core utilities for building any data structure you want based on the key => value model that is because I think that everything could be modeled easily using that model, so I decided to not to follow redis and all of its commands, you won’t find lpush, hset, sadd, … etc you will find a new way to do the same job but more easier and flexable, i.e, the well-known hset key field value command could be replaced with set key/field value, but sometimes you need to return a specific hashmap as key => value, but you run hget key field to get the key’s value and also it could be replaced with get key/field, but how could we replace hgetall key? I will say “it is easy”, let’s make the hget command work as a prefix scanner that scan the whole database using the specified prefix and return all key => value pairs as redis hashmap response!, so HGETALL in redix means scan and return the result as hashmap


Core Commands


redix uses HCL for configurations, it is a very simple configuration language, Note that redix expands the environment vars in the config file, so you can use any os env var easily by wrapping it insize ${}, i.e: ${LISTEN_ADDR} ```hcl // this is the server block // we may have multiple types of servers in future // for now we have “redis” only server { redis { // the listining address in the format “[hostname]:portnumber” listen = “:6380”

    // max connections to the same server
    // 0 means unlimited
    max_connections = 100

    // let redix tries to be async as possible as it can while writing data
    // this means that the writes will be in background which means redix won't be able to tell
    // you whether the write succeeded or not! just use this if you will use it as if it were a log-file/streaming-service
    // this config will result in a very fast writes response as redix won't block until it make sure that the writes are 100% commited!
    async = false
} }

// here we select the storage engine engine “postgresql” { // here we define the required information to connect to the underlying datastore // you can pass use an env var here too i.e dsn = "${PG_URI}" dsn = “postgresql://postgres@localhost/redix” } ```




You’re welcome!