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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


In this chapter, we have gone through the main concepts needed to replicate our to-do application. We built and ran a Rocket server. We then defined routes and established a database connection for our server. After that, we explored middleware and built authentication and data processing, using guards for our views. With this, we created a view that utilized everything we have covered in this book.

What we gained here was a deeper appreciation for the modular code that we have built throughout this book. Even though some of the concepts we revisited had not been touched since the start of this book, these modules were isolated, did one thing, and did what their labels proposed. Because of this, they can easily be copied over and utilized in a completely different framework. Our test pipeline also came in handy, instantly confirming that our Rocket application behaves in the same way our Actix Web application does. With this in mind, our Rocket application could be seamlessly...