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Mastering Rust. - Second Edition

By : Rahul Sharma
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Mastering Rust. - Second Edition

By: Rahul Sharma

Overview of this book

Rust is an empowering language that provides a rare combination of safety, speed, and zero-cost abstractions. Mastering Rust – Second Edition is filled with clear and simple explanations of the language features along with real-world examples, showing you how you can build robust, scalable, and reliable programs. This second edition of the book improves upon the previous one and touches on all aspects that make Rust a great language. We have included the features from latest Rust 2018 edition such as the new module system, the smarter compiler, helpful error messages, and the stable procedural macros. You’ll learn how Rust can be used for systems programming, network programming, and even on the web. You’ll also learn techniques such as writing memory-safe code, building idiomatic Rust libraries, writing efficient asynchronous networking code, and advanced macros. The book contains a mix of theory and hands-on tasks so you acquire the skills as well as the knowledge, and it also provides exercises to hammer the concepts in. After reading this book, you will be able to implement Rust for your enterprise projects, write better tests and documentation, design for performance, and write idiomatic Rust code.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)

Rust and WebAssembly

The ecosystem around Rust and WebAssembly is hurtling at quite a fast pace and it'll take time before the community agrees on a set of tools for building practical applications. Fortunately, some tools and libraries are emerging that give us a picture of what to expect as developers when building applications for the web in Rust using WebAssembly.

In this section, we'll explore a crate from the community called wasm-bindgen. This crate is pretty much a work in progress, as the WebAssembly specification itself is a work in progress, but nonetheless, it is quite feature-rich to explore what is possible.

Wasm-bindgen

wasm-bindgen is a crate that was developed by the rust-wasm team on GitHub. It...