A stash storage extension for hive

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This storage extension for stash provides a hive based storage that relies on a highly performing binary serialization of the cache items through the use of msgpack serialization format.

Getting Started

Add this to your pubspec.yaml (or create it):

    stash_hive: ^1.0.0-dev.3

Run the following command to install dependencies:

pub install

Optionally use the following command to run the tests:

pub run test

Finally, to start developing import the library:

import 'package:stash_hive/stash_hive.dart';


The example bellow creates a cache with a Hive storage backend that supports a maximum of 10 Task objects. In the rather simple example bellow the serialization and deserialization of the object is coded by hand but normally it relies on the usage of libraries like json_serializable. Please take a look at the documentation of stash to gather additional information and to explore the full range of capabilities of the Stash library

import 'dart:io';

import 'package:stash_hive/stash_hive.dart';

class Task {
  final int id;
  final String title;
  final bool completed;

  Task({, this.title, this.completed = false});

  /// Creates a [Task] from json map
  factory Task.fromJson(Map<String, dynamic> json) => Task(
      id: json['id'] as int,
      title: json['title'] as String,
      completed: json['completed'] as bool);

  /// Creates a json map from a [Task]
  Map<String, dynamic> toJson() =>
      <String, dynamic>{'id': id, 'title': title, 'completed': completed};

  String toString() {
    return 'Task ${id}: "${title}" is ${completed ? "completed" : "not completed"}';

void main() async {
  // Temporary path
  final path = Directory.systemTemp.path;

  // Creates cache with a hive based storage backend with the capacity of 10 entries
  final cache = newHiveCache(path,
      maxEntries: 10, fromEncodable: (json) => Task.fromJson(json));

  // Adds a task with key 'task1' to the cache
  await cache.put(
      'task1', Task(id: 1, title: 'Run stash_hive example', completed: true));
  // Retrieves the value from the cache
  final value = await cache.get('task1');



This library is developed by best effort, in the motto of "Scratch your own itch!", meaning APIs that are meaningful for the author use cases.

If you would like to contribute with other parts of the API, feel free to make a Github pull request as I'm always looking for contributions for:

  • Tests
  • Documentation
  • New APIs

Features and Bugs

Please file feature requests and bugs at the issue tracker.


This project is licensed under the MIT License - see the LICENSE file for details


Provides a Hive implementation of the Stash caching API for Dart