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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


  1. In a build, the --release argument compiles the program in an optimized way as opposed to a debug compilation. In a run, the --release argument points to an optimized binary as opposed to the debug binary. An optimized binary takes longer to compile but will run at a faster pace.
  2. To enable a file to be accessible to other files in a module, we must define the file as a module in the file at the root of the module. We add mod before the definition to make it accessible outside the module.  
  3. Single-scope traits enable maximum flexibility when defining structs. A good example would be adding an OnHold to-do item. With this item, we might only allow it to have an edit trait, which we can do by implementing the single-scoped Edit trait. If we had one trait that did all the functions, this would not be possible.
  4. Define a struct in its own file in structs that inherit from the base struct, which also implements the Get and Edit traits. Add a hold...