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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

Installing SDL2

Before going any further, we need to install the SDL library.

Installing SDL2 on Linux

Depending on your package management tool, run the following to install SDL2 on Linux:

apt package mananger:

$ sudo apt-get install libsdl2-dev

dnf package manager:

$ sudo dnf install SDL2-devel

yum package manager:

$ yum install SDL2-devel

Once done, your SDL2 installation is ready!

Installing SDL2 on Mac

To install SDL2 on Mac, Simply run the following:

$ brew install sdl2

You're good to go!

Installing SDL2 on Windows

All these installation instructions come directly from the Rust SDL2 crate.

Windows with Build Script

A few steps will be required in order to make all of it work. Follow the guide!

  1. Download the mingw and msvc development libraries from (SDL2-devel-2.0.x-mingw.tar.gz and
  2. Unpack to folders of your choice. (You can delete it afterward.)
  3. Create the following folder structure in the same folder as your Cargo.toml: