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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

Part 5:Making Our Projects Flexible

We now have a fully working application deployed on AWS with HTTPS and a database. However, there are a lot of moving parts to get there. In this part, we transfer the application that we have built over the book into a Rocket application to see how structuring our code well will give us flexibility when choosing a web framework. We then cover practices on how to keep our web application repository clean and flexible with build/deployment pipelines and automated migration Docker containers that fire once to apply database migrations and then die. We also cover multi-stage builds and how to build distroless server Docker images that are roughly 50 MB.

This part includes the following chapters:

  • Chapter 12, Recreating Our Application in Rocket
  • Chapter 13, Best Practices for a Clean Web App Repository