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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

Configuring HTTPS with NGINX on AWS

When it comes to deploying our applications, a lot of tutorials and books go through simple deployments and smooth over the concept of encrypting traffic to and from the server using HTTPS. However, HTTPS is essential and usually the biggest hurdle that a developer must overcome to get their website or API out into the world. While this book’s title is Rust Web Programming, it is essential to dedicate a chapter to truly understanding how HTTPS works so that you can implement HTTPS locally and then on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud. This chapter will cover the following topics:

  • What is HTTPS?
  • Implementing HTTPS locally with docker-compose
  • Attaching a URL to our deployed application on AWS
  • Enforcing HTTPS on our application on AWS

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to build infrastructure in Terraform code that can encrypt traffic and lock down unwanted traffic to our Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances...