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Network Programming with Rust

By : Abhishek Chanda
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Network Programming with Rust

By: Abhishek Chanda

Overview of this book

Rust is low-level enough to provide fine-grained control over memory while providing safety through compile-time validation. This makes it uniquely suitable for writing low-level networking applications. This book is divided into three main parts that will take you on an exciting journey of building a fully functional web server. The book starts with a solid introduction to Rust and essential networking concepts. This will lay a foundation for, and set the tone of, the entire book. In the second part, we will take an in-depth look at using Rust for networking software. From client-server networking using sockets to IPv4/v6, DNS, TCP, UDP, you will also learn about serializing and deserializing data using serde. The book shows how to communicate with REST servers over HTTP. The final part of the book discusses asynchronous network programming using the Tokio stack. Given the importance of security for modern systems, you will see how Rust supports common primitives such as TLS and public-key cryptography. After reading this book, you will be more than confident enough to use Rust to build effective networking software
Table of Contents (11 chapters)

To get the most out of this book

  1. They are either already familiar with Rust or are planning to start learning the language.
  2. They have a commercial background in software engineering using other programming languages and are aware about the tradeoffs in developing software using different programming languages.
  3. They have a basic familiarity with networking concepts.
  4. They can appreciate why distributed systems are important in modern computing.

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Conventions used

There are a number of text conventions used throughout this book.

CodeInText: Indicates code words in text, database table names, folder names, filenames, file extensions, pathnames, dummy URLs, user input, and Twitter handles. Here is an example: "The target directory contains compilation artifacts."

A block of code is set as follows:

[package]
name = "hello-rust"
version = "0.1.0"
authors = ["Foo Bar <[email protected]>"]

Any command-line input or output is written as follows:

# cargo new --bin hello-rust

Bold: Indicates a new term, an important word, or words that you see onscreen. For example, words in menus or dialog boxes appear in the text like this. Here is an example: "It will not need to call connect for that same connection:"

Warnings or important notes appear like this.
Tips and tricks appear like this.