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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

Deploying Our Application on AWS

In a lot of tutorials and educational materials, deployment is rarely covered. This is because there are a lot of moving parts, and the process can be fairly brittle. It may be more convenient to refer to other resources when mentioning deployment.

In this chapter, we will cover enough to automate deployment on a server on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and then build and connect to a database from there. It must be stressed that deployment and cloud computing are big topics—there are whole books written on them.

In this chapter, we will get to a point where we can deploy and run our application for others to use. Learning how to deploy applications on a server is the final step. This is where you will turn the application that you have been developing into a practical reality that can be used by others all over the world.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Setting up our build environment
  • Managing our software...