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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

Best Practices for a Clean Web App Repository

Throughout this book, we have been building out our application piece by piece and adding automation scripts and tools to help us with testing and deploying our application. However, although this path is useful for learning tools and concepts, the structure of our projects in previous chapters has not been optimal for running a project for production.

In this chapter, we will create a new repository, lift our Rust code into that repository, and then structure the code for clean database migrations, tests, and optimized Docker builds for our application so that it can be deployed smoothly.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • The general layout of a clean repository
  • Getting our configuration from environment variables
  • Setting up a local development database
  • Managing variables in Postman tests
  • Building distroless tiny server Docker images
  • Building a clean test pipeline
  • Building continuous...