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Rust Programming By Example

By : Guillaume Gomez, Antoni Boucher
Book Image

Rust Programming By Example

By: Guillaume Gomez, Antoni Boucher

Overview of this book

Rust is an open source, safe, concurrent, practical language created by Mozilla. It runs blazingly fast, prevents segfaults, and guarantees safety. This book gets you started with essential software development by guiding you through the different aspects of Rust programming. With this approach, you can bridge the gap between learning and implementing immediately. Beginning with an introduction to Rust, you’ll learn the basic aspects such as its syntax, data types, functions, generics, control flows, and more. After this, you’ll jump straight into building your first project, a Tetris game. Next you’ll build a graphical music player and work with fast, reliable networking software using Tokio, the scalable and productive asynchronous IO Rust library. Over the course of this book, you’ll explore various features of Rust Programming including its SDL features, event loop, File I/O, and the famous GTK+ widget toolkit. Through these projects, you’ll see how well Rust performs in terms of concurrency—including parallelism, reliability, improved performance, generics, macros, and thread safety. We’ll also cover some asynchronous and reactive programming aspects of Rust. By the end of the book, you’ll be comfortable building various real-world applications in Rust.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Title Page
Copyright and Credits
Packt Upsell
Events and Basic Game Mechanisms

Fuzzing tests

There is another type of test that is very useful but is not integrated into the Rust standard library: fuzzing tests.

A fuzzing test will test a function's automatically generated input with the sole purpose of crashing this function or making it behave incorrectly. Fuzzing tests can be used to complement tests that are written manually because they can generate way more input than we can possibly write by hand. We will use cargo-fuzz to test our command parser.

First, we need to install it:

cargo install cargo-fuzz

Next, we will use the new cargo fuzz command to create a new fuzz test crate in our FTP server crate:

cargo fuzz init

This generated a few files. The most important of them and the one we will modify, is fuzz/fuzz_targets/ Let's replace its content with the following:

#[macro_use] extern crate libfuzzer_sys;

mod error {


fuzz_target!(|data: &[u8]| {
    let _ = Command...