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Hands-On Microservices with Rust

By : Denis Kolodin
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Hands-On Microservices with Rust

By: Denis Kolodin

Overview of this book

Microservice architecture is sweeping the world as the de facto pattern for building web-based applications. Rust is a language particularly well-suited for building microservices. It is a new system programming language that offers a practical and safe alternative to C. This book describes web development using the Rust programming language and will get you up and running with modern web frameworks and crates with examples of RESTful microservices creation. You will deep dive into Reactive programming, and asynchronous programming, and split your web application into a set of concurrent actors. The book provides several HTTP-handling examples with manageable memory allocations. You will walk through stateless high-performance microservices, which are ideally suitable for computation or caching tasks, and look at stateful microservices, which are filled with persistent data and database interactions. As we move along, you will learn how to use Rust macros to describe business or protocol entities of our application and compile them into native structs, which will be performed at full speed with the help of the server's CPU. Finally, you will be taken through examples of how to test and debug microservices and pack them into a tiny monolithic binary or put them into a container and deploy them to modern cloud platforms such as AWS.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)


WebSocket is a full-duplex communication protocol worked over HTTP. WebSockets are often used as an extension of main HTTP interaction and can be used for live updates or notifications.

An actors model is well-suited for implementing WebSocket handlers, because you can combine and isolate code in a single place: in the implementation of the actor. actix-web supports the WebSocket protocol, and in this section, we will add notification functionality to our microservice. Maybe all the features we have implemented with actix-web make our example a bit complex, but it's important for demonstration purposes to keep all features to show how you can combine a server with multiple actors and tasks.

Repeater actor