0.1.1 • Published 3 years ago

@blacksmithstudio/blockbase-cache v0.1.1

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Driver Cache for Blockbase

Compatible with Blockbase Framework



######TODO :

  • add debug configuration option

How to install ?

$ npm i --save @blacksmithstudio/blockbase-cache

Then add to your config/{env}.yml the following (example) instructions depending of your system


    disabled: false

####Don't want to read ? -> Jump to the ./sample.js sample

Cache logic

Redis allows us to store a lot of different types of data.

In our case we use the hashset datatype that is ideal to store data according to :

  • a static default key that never changes : the moduleKey
  • a cache key/value pair that can vary, depending on parameter key/values: the cacheKey

  • The driver allows you to store data simply with a key, or also with varying parameters

  • You can then clear data according to the modulekey or the cachekey
  • Every value expires according to the default Module expire time


The driver is a Cache class to connects to your redis server to store data. It can be instanciated using the following parameters, us :

    let moduleCacheKey = 'models.user'
    let cacheExpire = 60 // seconds
    const cache = new Cache(moduleCacheKey, cacheExpire) 
Defaut usage

The static moduleKey allows to store sub-values according to a key that should never change.

  • Example : models.user

    The cacheKey can be, for example, the name of the function that has data to cache :

  • Example key : user.list

  • Example value : []

       await app.drivers.cache.set('user.list', opt, userList)

    This way, when you call your function user.list without varying parameters, the Cache driver will create a hashset with the key models.user, and with a field user.list that will store your data as the value :

    A json comparison of the data stored in the cache would give this :

         "models.user": {
           "user.list": [],
           "user.listByID": [],
           "user.listByName": []

    #####Varying parameters :

    These are used when you want to store/retrieve data according to parameter that can change.

    For example, a user.list function that is called with a limit of 50 results, or 100 results, should not send back the same user list.

    The cache driver automatically handles this, so you only have to give the parameters that can change :

       let opt = {limit: 100, offset:0}
       //retrieve your userlist...
       await app.drivers.cache.set('user.list', opt, userList)

Here the cache driver will generate a field name according to your parameters, which gives us for example :

A json comparison of the data stored in the cache would give this :

     "models.user": {
       "user.list.limit:100.offset:0": [],
       "user.list.limit:100.offset:50": [],
       "user.listByID": [],
       "user.listByName": []

So the driver will give you back the correct data depending on your input parameters


#####1) Set

Store a value in cache according to 3 params :

  • Cache key : for ex your function name
  • Varying params (optional)
  • The value (required)

For now params can be a an object with one level of keys/values, or can also be an Array

    await app.drivers.cache.set('user.list', null, userList)
    //Or with varying params :
    let opt = {limit: 100, offset: 0}
    let opt = [100, 0]
    /*let opt = {limit: 100, offset: {from:0}}*/ //Sub objects not supported yet
    await app.drivers.cache.set('user.list', opt, userList)

#####2) Get

Retrieve a value from cache :

    await app.drivers.cache.get('user.list')
    //Or with varying params :
    let opt = {limit: 100, offset: 0} || null
    await app.drivers.cache.get('user.list', opt) 

#####3) Clear

To clear a cache key, or fully clear the module's cache :

    //To clear a cacheKey's values (even with those with varying params) 
    await app.drivers.cache.clear('user.list')
    //To clear all the module's keys :
    await app.drivers.cache.clear()

Be also careful redis is mandatory when you use the cache...


(Copyright) 2018 - Sebastien Hideux for Blacksmith S.A.S.

Free Software, Hell Yeah!


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