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Hands-On Concurrency with Rust

By : Brian L. Troutwine
Book Image

Hands-On Concurrency with Rust

By: Brian L. Troutwine

Overview of this book

Most programming languages can really complicate things, especially with regard to unsafe memory access. The burden on you, the programmer, lies across two domains: understanding the modern machine and your language's pain-points. This book will teach you to how to manage program performance on modern machines and build fast, memory-safe, and concurrent software in Rust. It starts with the fundamentals of Rust and discusses machine architecture concepts. You will be taken through ways to measure and improve the performance of Rust code systematically and how to write collections with confidence. You will learn about the Sync and Send traits applied to threads, and coordinate thread execution with locks, atomic primitives, data-parallelism, and more. The book will show you how to efficiently embed Rust in C++ code and explore the functionalities of various crates for multithreaded applications. It explores implementations in depth. You will know how a mutex works and build several yourself. You will master radically different approaches that exist in the ecosystem for structuring and managing high-scale systems. By the end of the book, you will feel comfortable with designing safe, consistent, parallel, and high-performance applications in Rust.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Title Page
Copyright and Credits
Dedication
Packt Upsell
Contributors
Preface
Index

Further reading


  • Shipping specialization: a story of soundness, available at https://aturon.github.io/blog/2017/07/08/lifetime-dispatch/. There's long been an ambition to see specialization available in stable Rust, and it's not for want of trying that it hasn't happened yet. In this blog post, Aaron Turon discusses the difficulties of specialization in 2017, introducing the Chalk logic interpreter in the discussion. Chalk is interesting in its own right, especially if you are interested in compiler internals or logic programming.
  • Maximally minimal specialization: always applicable impls, available at http://smallcultfollowing.com/babysteps/blog/2018/02/09/maximally-minimal-specialization-always-applicable-impls/. This blog post by Niko Matsakis extends the topics covered in Turon's Shipping specialization article, discussing a min-max solution to the specialization soundness issue. The approach seemed to be the most likely candidate for eventual implementation, but flaws were discovered....