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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


We have finally come to the end of our journey. We have created our own Docker image, packaging our Rust application. We then ran this on our local computer with the protection of an NGINX container. We then deployed it onto a Docker Hub account, enabling us to use it to deploy onto an AWS server that we set up.

It must be noted that we have gone through the lengthy steps of configuring containers and accessing our server via SSH. This has enabled us to apply this process to other platforms as our general approach was not AWS-centric. We merely used AWS to set up the server. However, if we set up a server on another provider, we would still be able to install Docker on the server, deploy our image onto it, and run it with NGINX and a connection to a database.

There are a few more things we can do as a developer’s work is never done. However, we have covered and achieved the core basics of building a Rust web application from scratch and deploying it in an automated...