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Mastering Rust. - Second Edition

By : Rahul Sharma
Book Image

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)

Concurrency

The ability of a program to manage more than one thing at a time while giving an illusion of them happening at the same time is called concurrency, and such programs are called concurrent programs. Concurrency allows you to structure your program in a way that it performs faster if you have a problem that can be split into multiple sub-problems. When talking about concurrency, another term called parallelism is often thrown in the discussion, and it is important we know the differences as the usage of these terms often overlap. Parallelism is when each task runs simultaneously on separate CPU cores with non-overlapping time periods. The following diagram illustrates the difference between concurrency and parallelism:

To put it another way, concurrency is about structuring your program to manage more than one thing at a time, while parallelism is about putting your...