I’ve been interested in redis having seen it recently in a couple of rails based systems, and heard it described as the magic caching data structure. I grabbed a copy of the Redis Cookbook in order to get a better understanding of Redis to use it with existing systems and to see how it might fit into new systems.
The Cookbook format gave some good insights into how to use red is in different situations, and I learnt how to use the APIs by seeing how they are used in the examples. Depending on your point of view the thin size of the book can be a strength or a weakness. I was able to get through it in a few hours while traveling. For a technical reader with some exposure to key value systems the Redis Cookbook makes for a good educational read that I’d highly recommend.