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Reading and Writing Redis Protocol in Go

Posted By tutorialStash on Golang

One of Redis’s best unsung features is its wire protocol. It’s the reason that Redis has one of the largest ecosystems of high-quality client libraries. The Redis wire protocol is remarkably simple, which makes it easy to build a client that implements all of Redis’s major features. It’s also designed in a way that makes it easy to write fast and efficient client libraries.

In this post, I outline a simple, easy to understand implementation for two components of a Redis client in Go as a way of understanding how the Redis protocol works and what makes it great.

(If you’re looking for a full-featured, production-ready Redis client in Go, we recommend taking a look at Gary Burd’s redigo library.)

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