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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

Designing Your Web Application in Rust

We previously explored the syntax of Rust, enabling us to tackle memory management quirks and build data structures. However, as any experienced engineer will tell you, structuring code across multiple files and directories is an important aspect of building software.

In this chapter, we will build a basic command-line to-do program. We manage the dependencies needed to build our command-line program with Rust’s Cargo. Our program will be structured in a scalable way where we build and manage our own modules, which will be imported into other areas of the program and utilized. We will learn these concepts by building a to-do application spanning multiple files that create, edit, and delete to-do applications. This application will save our multiple to-do application files locally, and we will be able to interact with our application using a command-line interface.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Managing...