Using Redis as data storage in your application starts by considering two sides of the solution: the keys and the data structures used as the key values in Redis. Coming up with a good Redis key schema, syntax, and naming convention can mean the difference between an effective and sustainable solution and a technological mess. Because of the flexibility that Redis gives you by allowing most string serialization as keys, much more intentional thought and design should be given to this important step in designing a Redis-based project. Likewise, using an appropriate data structure for any particular key also directly impacts the usability and functionality of any application built with Redis. This chapter covers the following:
Designing and managing a Redis key schema and the associated data structures
Using Redis client object mappers that use different strategies that hide the specific key schemas and data structures
Creating a simple application...