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Hands-On Data Structures and Algorithms with Rust

By : Claus Matzinger
Book Image

Hands-On Data Structures and Algorithms with Rust

By: Claus Matzinger

Overview of this book

Rust has come a long way and is now utilized in several contexts. Its key strengths are its software infrastructure and resource-constrained applications, including desktop applications, servers, and performance-critical applications, not forgetting its importance in systems' programming. This book will be your guide as it takes you through implementing classic data structures and algorithms in Rust, helping you to get up and running as a confident Rust programmer. The book begins with an introduction to Rust data structures and algorithms, while also covering essential language constructs. You will learn how to store data using linked lists, arrays, stacks, and queues. You will also learn how to implement sorting and searching algorithms. You will learn how to attain high performance by implementing algorithms to string data types and implement hash structures in algorithm design. The book will examine algorithm analysis, including Brute Force algorithms, Greedy algorithms, Divide and Conquer algorithms, Dynamic Programming, and Backtracking. By the end of the book, you will have learned how to build components that are easy to understand, debug, and use in different applications.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)


The basic Rust tooling is composed of three programs:

  • cargo: The Rust package manager
  • rustc: The Rust compiler
  • rustup: The Rust toolchain manager

Most users will never touch (or even see) rustc directly, but will usually use rustup to install it and then let cargo orchestrate the compilation.

Running cargo without any arguments reveals the subcommands it provides:

$ cargo
Rust's package manager


-V, --version Print version info and exit
--list List installed commands
--explain <CODE> Run `rustc --explain CODE`
-v, --verbose Use verbose output (-vv very verbose/ output)
-q, --quiet No output printed to stdout
--color <WHEN> Coloring: auto, always, never
--frozen Require Cargo.lock and cache are...