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Rust Quick Start Guide

By : Daniel Arbuckle
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Rust Quick Start Guide

By: Daniel Arbuckle

Overview of this book

Rust is an emerging programming language applicable to areas such as embedded programming, network programming, system programming, and web development. This book will take you from the basics of Rust to a point where your code compiles and does what you intend it to do! This book starts with an introduction to Rust and how to get set for programming, including the rustup and cargo tools for managing a Rust installation and development work?ow. Then you'll learn about the fundamentals of structuring a Rust program, such as functions, mutability, data structures, implementing behavior for types, and many more. You will also learn about concepts that Rust handles differently from most other languages. After understanding the Basics of Rust programming, you will learn about the core ideas, such as variable ownership, scope, lifetime, and borrowing. After these key ideas, you will explore making decisions in Rust based on data types by learning about match and if let expressions. After that, you'll work with different data types in Rust, and learn about memory management and smart pointers.
Table of Contents (10 chapters)


In this chapter, we have done the following:

  • Looked at generic type parameters for data types and for functions
  • Learned how to limit generic type parameters so that we can be sure the concrete types chosen implement the proper traits
  • Seen various compiler errors relating to generic types, and what they mean
  • Learned how to use trait bounds and the Fn, FnMut, and FnOnce traits to create higher-order functions
  • Learned about the differences and similarities between using generic types and using trait objects
  • Taken our knowledge from this chapter and previous chapters and built a binary tree data structure

In the next chapter, we're going to conclude our Rust journey by looking at many more traits, learning what they mean and how to implement them.