Python has been adding more and more async features to the language and the standard library. Starting with asyncio in python 3.4 and including the new async/await keywords in python 3.5, it’s difficult to understand how all these pieces fit together. More importantly, it’s hard to envision how to use these new language features in a real world application. In this talk we’re going to move beyond the basic examples of TCP echo servers and example servers that can add number together. Instead I’ll show you a realistic asyncio application. This application is a port of redis, a popular data structure server, written in python using asyncio. In addition to basic topics such as handling simple redis commands (GET, SET, RPUSH, etc), we’ll look at notifications using pub/sub, and how to implement blocking queues.