memjs

A memcache client for node using the binary protocol and SASL authentication

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MemJS

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MemJS is a pure Node.js client library for using memcache, in particular, the MemCachier service. It uses the binary protocol and support SASL authentication.

Documentation can be found here: http://amitlevy.com/projects/memjs/

TOC

  1. Requirements
  2. Installation
  3. Configuration
  4. Usage
  5. How to help

Requirements

Supported Node.js versions

MemJS is tested to work with version 0.6 or higher of Node.js.

Installation

MemJS is available from the npm registry:

$ npm install memjs

To install from git:

$ git clone git://github.com/alevy/memjs.git
$ cd memjs
$ npm link

MemJS was designed for the MemCachier memcache service but will work with any memcache server that speaks the binary protocol. Many software repositories have a version of memcacached available for installation:

Ubuntu

$ apt-get install memcached

OS X

$ brew install memcached

Configuration

MemJS understands the following environment variables:

  • MEMCACHIER_SERVERS - used to determine which servers to connect to. Should be a comma separated list of [hostname:port].
  • MEMCACHIER_USERNAME - if present with MEMCACHIER_PASSWORD, MemJS will try to authenticated to the server using SASL.
  • MEMCACHIER_PASSWORD - if present with MEMCACHIER_USERNAME, MemJS will try to authenticated to the server using SASL.
  • MEMCACHE_USERNAME - used if MEMCACHIER_USERNAME is not present
  • MEMCACHE_PASSWORD - used if MEMCACHIER_PASSWORD is not present

Environment variables are only used as a fallback for explicit parameters.

Usage

You can start using MemJS immediately from the node console:

$ var memjs = require('memjs')
$ var client = memjs.Client.create()
$ client.get('hello', console.log)

Contributing

The best way to contribut to the project is by reporting bugs and testing unpublished versions. If you have a staging or development app, the easiest way to do this is using the git repository as your memjs package dependency---in package.json:

{
  "name": "MyAppName",
  ...
  "dependencies": {
    ...
    "memjs": "git://github.com/alevy/memjs.git#master"
    ...
  }
}

If you find a bug, please report as an issue. If you fix it, please don't hesitate to send a pull request on GitHub or via e-mail.

Feature suggestions are also welcome! These includes suggestions about syntax and interface design.

Finally, a great way to contribute is to implement a feature that's missing and send a pull request. The list below contains some planned features that have not been addressed yet. You can also implement a feature not a list if you think it would be good.

TODOS

  • Support flags
  • Support CAS
  • Consistent hashing for keys and/or pluggable hashing algorithm

Copyright (c) 2012 Amit Levy, MemCachier. See LICENSE for details.

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