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Learning Rust

By : Vesa Kaihlavirta
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Learning Rust

By: Vesa Kaihlavirta

Overview of this book

Rust is a highly concurrent and high performance language that focuses on safety and speed, memory management, and writing clean code. It also guarantees thread safety, and its aim is to improve the performance of existing applications. Its potential is shown by the fact that it has been backed by Mozilla to solve the critical problem of concurrency. Learning Rust will teach you to build concurrent, fast, and robust applications. From learning the basic syntax to writing complex functions, this book will is your one stop guide to get up to speed with the fundamentals of Rust programming. We will cover the essentials of the language, including variables, procedures, output, compiling, installing, and memory handling. You will learn how to write object-oriented code, work with generics, conduct pattern matching, and build macros. You will get to know how to communicate with users and other services, as well as getting to grips with generics, scoping, and more advanced conditions. You will also discover how to extend the compilation unit in Rust. By the end of this book, you will be able to create a complex application in Rust to move forward with.
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
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Introducing and Installing Rust
Conditions, Recursion, and Loops

Chapter 1. Introducing and Installing Rust

Rust is a fairly new addition to the ever-growing number of programming languages available to developers. If you've never used Rust, but come from pretty much any procedural language (such as C or Pascal) or are used to shell scripting, then you should very quickly feel right at home when using Rust.

Getting to grips with Rust is simple enough, and in this chapter we will cover the following topics:

  • Installing Rust with rustup
  • Testing the installation
  • Setting up a project
  • Looking at the IDEs available
  • Automation using Cargo