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heroku-redis-client

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npm module to easily connect to the "redis to go" facilities in heroku (https://addons.heroku.com/redistogo)

Installation

npm install heroku-redis-client

Usage

Using redis as your session store

var connect = require('connect'),
    RedisStore = require('connect-redis')(connect),
    redis = require('heroku-redis-client');


connect.createServer(
    connect.cookieParser(),
    connect.session({ store: new RedisStore({ client: redis.createClient() }), secret: 'keyboard cat' })
);

See https://github.com/visionmedia/connect-redis/ for information on how to use the returned redisClient as your session store

Using redis as your data store

var redis = require('heroku-redis-client'),
    redisClient = redis.createClient();
redisClient.set('key', 'value');

See https://github.com/mranney/node_redis for information on how to use the wrapped redis

Source

var redis = require('redis'),
    url = require('url');

exports.createClient = function (port_arg, host_arg, options) {
    var client;
    if (process.env.REDISTOGO_URL) {
        var redisURL = url.parse(process.env.REDISTOGO_URL);
        client = redis.createClient(redisURL.port, redisURL.hostname, options);
        client.auth(redisURL.auth.split(":")[1]);
    } else {
        client = redis.createClient(port_arg, host_arg, options);
    }

    return client;
};

exports.redis = redis;

License

MIT

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