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Rust Web Programming - Second Edition

By : Maxwell Flitton
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Rust Web Programming - Second Edition

By: Maxwell Flitton

Overview of this book

Are safety and high performance a big concern for you while developing web applications? With this practical Rust book, you’ll discover how you can implement Rust on the web to achieve the desired performance and security as you learn techniques and tooling to build fully operational web apps. In this second edition, you’ll get hands-on with implementing emerging Rust web frameworks, including Actix, Rocket, and Hyper. It also features HTTPS configuration on AWS when deploying a web application and introduces you to Terraform for automating the building of web infrastructure on AWS. What’s more, this edition also covers advanced async topics. Built on the Tokio async runtime, this explores TCP and framing, implementing async systems with the actor framework, and queuing tasks on Redis to be consumed by a number of worker nodes. Finally, you’ll go over best practices for packaging Rust servers in distroless Rust Docker images with database drivers, so your servers are a total size of 50Mb each. By the end of this book, you’ll have confidence in your skills to build robust, functional, and scalable web applications from scratch.
Table of Contents (27 chapters)
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Part 1:Getting Started with Rust Web Development
Part 2:Processing Data and Managing Displays
Part 3:Data Persistence
Part 4:Testing and Deployment
Part 5:Making Our Projects Flexible
Part 6:Exploring Protocol Programming and Async Concepts with Low-Level Network Applications

Building RESTful Services

Our to-do application, written in Rust, technically works. However, there are some improvements that we need to make. In this chapter, we will apply these improvements as we explore the concepts of the RESTful API design.

In this chapter, we will finally reject unauthorized users before the request hits the view by assessing the layers of our system and refactoring how we handle requests throughout the request lifetime. We’ll then use this authentication to enable individual users to have their own list of to-do items. Finally, we will log our requests so that we can troubleshoot our application and get a deeper look into how our application runs, caching data in the frontend to reduce API calls. We will also explore nice-to-have concepts such as executing code on command and creating a uniform interface to split the frontend URLs from the backend URLs.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • What are RESTful services?
  • ...