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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

Recreating Our Application in Rocket

At this point, we have built a fully functioning to-do application with the Actix Web framework. In this chapter, we will go through the core concepts so that there will be nothing holding us back if we decide to completely recreate the to-do application in Rocket. This framework might appeal to some developers because it does not need as much boilerplate code.

In this chapter, we will fully utilize our isolated modular code to completely recreate our application in one chapter by copying over and plugging in our existing modules, views, database connection configuration, and test pipeline. Even if you are not interested in building web applications in Rocket, I still suggest you still complete this chapter because you will get to experience why it is important to perform well-decoupled testing and write well-structured code, as good tests and structure will enable you to switch web frameworks will little effort.

In this chapter, we will cover...