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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

Responding with TCP

When it comes to responding to TCP, we must implement our actor system in the src/ file. First, we need to import our new actors with the following code:

. . .
use order_tracker::{TrackerActor, GetTrackerActor,

Now, we must construct our extra channel in the main function with the following code:

let addr = "".to_string();
let socket = TcpListener::bind(&addr).await.unwrap();
println!("Listening on: {}", addr);
let (tx, rx) = mpsc::channel::<Message>(1);
let (tracker_tx, tracker_rx) =
let tracker_tx_one = tracker_tx.clone();

Here, we have a tracker channel. With the tracker and main channels, we can spin up two different threads with the tracker actor and order book actor with the following code: