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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

Working with channels

We can experiment with channels by rewriting our file. First, we need to import channels and implement the main trait for the main function with the following code:

use tokio::sync::mpsc;
async fn main() {

Here, we can see that we import the mpsc module. MPSC stands for multiple producers, single consumer channel. The name does what it says on the tin. We are going to be able to have an actor receive messages from multiple actors with mpsc. We can now create our channel and spawn a thread that sends multiple messages to a receiver down the channel we created in our main function with the following code:

let (tx, mut rx) = mpsc::channel(1);
tokio::spawn(async move {
    for i in 0..10 {
        if let Err(e) = tx.send(i).await {
            println!("send error: {:?}", e)...