Fixtures for your Redis Database

Another week, another gem!

This time, you’ll be able to test your code that interacts with Redis much more easily and consistently, by resetting your Test Redis DB to a known state at the start of each test.

RedisFixtures is, as its name says, Fixtures for your Redis DB. If you are using Redis as more than a cache (and if you’re not, you absolutely should, Redis is awesome!), you’ll want to have a consistent initial database state for your tests.

RedisFixtures will run at the start of each of your tests, flush your test Redis DB, and load the data from the Fixture into it.

As for generating this fixture, if you’re using FixtureBuilder, then it couldn’t be easier. Simply call RedisFixtures.save_fixtures and the end of your factory block, and you’re in business!

If you’re using any other gems to generate your fixtures, basically do the equivalent thing for them.

RedisFixtures is compatible with Minitest, and I’ll be adding support for RSpec soon. If you’re using RSpec and would like to have fixtures for Redis, get in touch!

Happy testing!