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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

Part 2:Processing Data and Managing Displays

Now that we can build applications in Rust, we need to be able to handle HTTP requests. By the end of this part, you will know how to handle HTTP requests and route them. You will also be able to extract data from the request body and header. You will also structure the application so routing can scale and implement middleware to process and route HTTP requests before the view is loaded. Finally, you will understand how to display content in the browser by directly serving HTML, CSS, and JavaScript from the server. We will also explore a basic React application and wrap it in Electron to have a desktop application to talk to our Rust server. At this point, you will have learned everything to run a basic application without a proper database or authentication.

This part includes the following chapters: