Redis Miniconf

All about Redis, the swiss army knife of scalable web apps

Redis is an advanced key-value store NoSQL database, often used as a cache (replacing Memcache) and messaging layer (replacing various message queues) in web apps.

As the glue that binds together larger components, Redis rarely gets the attention it deserves. You can be a hotshot NodeJS ninja or PostgreSQL guru, but without Redis your web app is unlikely to be scalable. Knowing what Redis is, how it works and how to use it effectively is an essential skill for any web developer.

Join us for the second Miniconf of 2014 as we examine Redis in detail. We’ve learnt from the first edition with AngularJS and restructured the day:

  1. The first half of the day will be a workshop for beginners, helping you get familiar with Redis, the data structures, API and command line. Advanced users can skip this.
  2. The second half of the day will be showcases by advanced Redis users, explaining how Redis glues their website together.
  3. The final part of the day is an open forum for any participant to open up their code and have their concerns addressed by an advanced user.

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Offloading heavy-ness of web-apps to Redis Queues

Submitted Mar 4, 2014

A step by step account on how easy it is to integrate a redis queueing system into a python/django powered web-application. And how much it can improve the performance and life of developers. This session will give an idea into what life was without queues and what it is now.


The session will broadly cover -

Intro to Redis Queues
Basic intro to RQ {python lib for queueing jobs and workers}
Background to django-rq {django’s integration with rq}
Configuring django-rq to work with any django project
@job decorator {deep-dive into some code}
Performance analysis of web-app with no queues vs minimal queues
The learnings


Some basic knowledge of python, django, redis generally would be enough.

Speaker bio

Co-Founder and Architect @TripThirsty @IdeophoneLabs
Loves playing around with python/django, architecting web-applications
Helped building @TripThirsty | @suruk | @autofare | @pyka | @onetouchsos | @kopa_app


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