Learn how to use the super powerful in-memory database used by the top web companies.
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  • Lectures 17
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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Published 9/2014 English

Course Description

Redis is a powerful in-memory database. You could liken it to memcached yet with better data type handling. You may find yourself using Redis as a medium to process vast amounts of data.

Other examples may be using Redis for real-time chat logging, scoreboards, or simply a powerful caching engine. You will need to be familiar with a terminal to take this course. I recommend GitSCM for Windows, or Terminator for Linux,

This series is simple, we go through the Data Type and Commands, and you follow by example. We'll also integrate a PHP and Python client to show how easy it is to use as an abstracted adapter in two popular languages.

It's highly encouraged you use SSH or Linux to use the Redis CLI. The Windows binary works but it can be a bit unstable.

This course will guide you through the commands (Not every single one), but it will get you started so that it makes sense. This course will take around 2 - 3 weeks to fully understand the material and practice it.

What are the requirements?

  • Familiar with Terminal
  • Familiar with a Relational Database Helps, but it's not required.
  • Familiar with either PHP or Python helps
  • Linux Ubuntu Preferred, but not required. Works on Windows and Mac, however Mac installation instructions not provided.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn a NoSQL Database
  • Learn Why Redis Is Different than Mongo/Couch/Cassandra/Etc.
  • Learn to Easily use Redis via the Client
  • Learn to use Every Redis DataType
  • Learn PubSub and Bonus Features
  • By the end of this course you will be able to use Redis comfortably, and if you know a programming language you'll be able to easily integrate it into PHP or Python with the examples provided.

Who is the target audience?

  • People looking to upgrade their skillset
  • People who want to scale
  • Software Developers
  • Web Engineers
  • PHP Developers
  • Python Developers
  • Database Administrators

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Intro and Setup

What is Redis and who uses it?


We'll install Redis on Linux, you can optionally use Windows but a CLI and Linux is preferred.


A glance at the Redis configuration.


The basics of using Redis Commands.

Section 2: Beginning with DataTypes

Using the String Data Type.


More options with the String Data Type.

String Questions
5 questions
Section 3: PHP Client & More DataTypes

Client integration using PHP and Composer with the PRedis package.


Learn the Hash Data Type.


Learn the List Data Type.

Lists and Hashes
6 questions
Section 4: Python Client & Advanced Data Types

Client integration using Python and PIP.


Using the Set Data Type.


Using the Sorted Set Data Type, which is like a set but has an order to it based on a score for each value. This adds many more commands to this data type, we'll cover a bulk of them.

Sets Quiz
9 questions
Section 5: Powerful Features

HyperLogLog is used for Counting. This is an overview of why you might use it.


This allows to have a chatroom-like system already built out. Subscribe a Client to a channel, and Publish Messages. It's pretty straight forward and is a perfect foundation for a chat room and probably a lot of other creative things you could think up!

Powerful Features
6 questions
Section 6: Various Commands

Transactions are for making sure a bundle of commands all execute succesfully, otherwise it will fail. You will see the failure in action too! This is pretty much like an SQL transaction.


The current connection commands which are terribly simple to use.

Command Content
8 pages
Transaction Quiz
4 questions

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Instructor Biography

My name is Jesse.

I was born in Michigan, but I've been living in Central Florida the past 10 years.

I've been programming since I was 12. Beginning with QBasic in school, IRC Scripting at home, and HTML in Netscape Navigator on weekends. In those days I had to "View Source" to figure out how to do anything! I wrote my first website at this age using the GeoCities free websites. I then moved to AngelFire for a while. Remember those days?

When I hit 20, I spent several years freelancing with the skills I picked up from terribly long nights of studying. Freelancing was difficult for me because being a salesman wasn't in my blood, but I enjoyed the coding parts! I primarily used Linux, PHP, MySQL, and CSS. Then jQuery a bit later.

These days I live in the corporate world. I work with a small team of people and I enjoy it. I'm doing all sort of things from building solid back-ends, REST API's, HTML5/JS games, Python Django, and sometimes a bit of monkey work.

I enjoy explaining programming not because I like to talk, but because I find it rewarding to help people along their way. In fact, I found it so rewarding that I created a Youtube channel with hundreds of videos covering programming topics.

I hope you can benefit from my years of learning, I try to present it in a simple way so you don't need wrestle with all the questions I had!

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