redis 0.3.3

redis-dart #

Redis protocol parser and client It is designed to be fast and simple to use.

Currently supported features: #

  • raw commands - this enables sending any command as raw data
  • Unicode - strings are UTF8 encoded swensending and decoded when received
  • transactions for executing multiple commands in atomic way
  • pubsub helper for dispatching messages trough single connection
  • performance - this counts as future too

Simple #

Redis protocol is composition of array, strings(and bulk) and integers. For example executing command SET key value is no more that serializing array of strings ["SET","key","value"]. Commands can be executed by

Future f = command.send_object(["SET","key","value"]);

This enables sending any command.

Fast #

It can made 110K SET or GET operations per second - tested locally on my laptop with i5 processor and [debian]{} OS, This is code that yields such result and can give you first impression

import 'package:redis/redis.dart';
  const int N = 200000;
  int start;
  RedisConnection conn = new RedisConnection();
  conn.connect('localhost',6379).then((Command command){
    print("test started, please wait ...");
    start =  new;
    for(int i=1;i<N;i++){ 
      command.set("test $i","$i")
    //last command will be executed and then processed last
    command.set("test $N","$N").then((v){
      double diff = (new - start)/1000.0;
      double perf = N/diff;
      print("$N operations done in $diff s\nperformance $perf/s");

Transactions #

Transactions are started by command MULTI and then completed with command EXEC. .multi() and .exec() and class Transaction are implemented as additional helpers for checking result of each command executed during transaction.

import 'package:redis/redis.dart';

RedisConnection conn = new RedisConnection();
conn.connect('localhost',6379).then((Command command){    
  command.multi().then((Transaction trans){
      for(int i=0;i<200000;++i){
        print("number is now $v");

Take note here, that Future returned by trans.send_object() is executed after .exec() so make sure you dont try to call .exec() inside of such Future, beacause command will never complete.

Unicode #

By default UTF8 encoding/decoding for string is used. Each string is coverted in binary array using UTF8 encoding. This makes ascii string compatible in both direction.

PubSub #

There is little helper that enables dispatching recevied messages.

[PSUBSCRIBE]{} on messages a* and b* Subscription sub = command.psubscribe(["a*","b*"]);

Subscription allows registering trough .add(String pattern,Function callback) Unlike Redis rich pattern matching, this pattern allows only for optional * wildchar at the end of string.

  sub.add("abra*",(String chan,String message){
     print("on channel: $chan message: $message");

Here is full example from test code.

import 'package:redis/redis.dart';
  RedisConnection conn1 = new RedisConnection();
  RedisConnection conn2 = new RedisConnection();
  Command cmd1;
  Command cmd2;
  Subscription sub;
  .then((Command cmd){
    cmd1 = cmd;
    return conn2.connect('localhost',6379);
  .then((Command cmd){ 
    sub = cmd2.psubscribe(["a*","b*"]);
      print("$k $v");
    cmd1.send_object(["PUBLISH","ccc","cc"]); //we are not subscibed on this

Todo #

In near future

  • Better documentation
  • Implement all "generic comands" with named commands
  • Better error handling - that is ability to recover from error
  • Install spell checker

Use this package as a library

1. Depend on it

Add this to your package's pubspec.yaml file:

  redis: ^0.3.3

2. Install it

You can install packages from the command line:

with pub:

$ pub get

Alternatively, your editor might support pub get. Check the docs for your editor to learn more.

3. Import it

Now in your Dart code, you can use:

import 'package:redis/redis.dart';
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