Jason Punyon about the somehow alleviated hassle of getting Redis to work on Windows using redishobo:
TL;DR: Want a virtual machine running redis in however long it takes
you to download 400MB + a little completely automated install time?
Follow the instructions here and you’ll be on your way.
Vagrant is great, but the user experience it’s still not awesome for a great tool like Redis. I’m wondering when Microsoft will pull themselves together to maintain a Redis fork that actually works on Windows.
So the other day, I wanted to quickly check something in BigCouch and thanks to Vagrant, chef(-solo) and a couple cookbooks — courtesy of Cloudant — this was exceptionally easy.
I’ve asked myself many times what is the easiest way to experiment with all these NoSQL databases and frequently changing versions. So far my “recipe” running on Mac OS has been homebrew. But this combination of automated virtual machines sounds quite compelling. Any other suggestions? Should I prefer Puppet to Chef?
This blog is called myNoSQL and it is written by me, Alex Popescu, a software architect with a passion for open source and communities.
It records my readings, learnings, and opinions on NoSQL databases, polyglot persistence, and distributed systems -- subjects that I'm passionate about.
The opinions expressed here are my own, and no other party necessarily agrees with them.
If you feel I'm biased, I probably am.