For our new CloudSpokes (on Rails!) site, we’d like to rebuild the Challenge search page using Redis. Our last Redis challenge got us hooked on the technology as we love the simplicity, speed and raw power.
We think an advanced challenge search page could leverage some of the inherit power of Redis. The service will support the caller passing a parameter to determine the format of the results as a JSON object or an RSS formatted XML payload.
It’s easy to get started with Redis. It is already baked into Cloud Foundry and there is a Heroku add-on. It couldn’t be much simpler to get started. No integration with our API is required for this challenge; you can use the sample JSON data in the Assets section.
See the Additional Info section for links to more info.
Upload all your source code as a zip and provide any documentation and/or instructions that are needed to run the app. Please be clear and concise with any setup instructions.
An SWF video of your application using Jing would also be helpful but not required.
Your submission will be judged by a panel of peers based upon this criteria. If you would like to request an extension, please read Can challenge deadlines be extended for more time? on our FAQ. We do not want to grant extensions unless there is a valid reason.
Official Redis site
Heroku for Java Workbook (complete Redis tutorial for Java)
Using Redis with Ruby on Rails (great article!!!)
Redis tutorial, April 2010
Introduction to Cloud Foundry (sample Redis demo)
Heroku - Redis to Go
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