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SmartNinja Redis - a wrapper that simulates Redis on localhost and uses real Redis in production.

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SmartNinja Redis

A wrapper that simulates Redis on localhost (using TinyDB) and uses a real Redis db in production.

Important: This package is meant to be used at SmartNinja courses for learning purposes. It is not advised to use this package for serious projects. Use the default redis package instead. You only need to change the import statement.


Install via pip:

pip install smartninja-redis


The package has two dependencies: tinydb and redis. It installs them automatically.


Access Redis via the from_url() function:

import smartninja_redis as redis

r_url = redis.from_url(url="localhost")
r_url.set(name="Ninja", value="Smart")


or via Redis class directly:

from smartninja_redis import Redis

r_class = Redis(host="localhost")
r_class.set(name="smart", value="ninja")


For now, only set() and get() methods work on localhost.

The following set() parameters do not work: ex, px, nx, xx


TinyDB is used to simulate Redis on localhost (if you don't have Redis installed and REDIS_URL env var set). TinyDB does not store any data on disk (in this case). It uses memory storage only.

Using a real Redis service

If you'd like to use SmartNinja with a real Redis service (instead of TinyDB), make sure you have REDIS_URL environment variable set.


Contributions via pull requests are warmly welcome!


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