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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

Displaying Content in the Browser

We are now at the stage where we can build a web application that can manage a range of HTTP requests with different methods and data. This is useful, especially if we are building a server for microservices. However, we also want non-programmers to interact with our application to use it. To enable non-programmers to use our application, we must create a graphical user interface. However, it must be noted that this chapter does not contain much Rust. This is because other languages exist to render a graphical user interface. We will mainly use HTML, JavaScript, and CSS. These tools are mature and widely used for frontend web development. While I personally love Rust (otherwise I wouldn’t be writing a book on it), we must use the right tool for the right job. At the time of writing this book, we can build a frontend application in Rust using the Yew framework. However, being able to fuse more mature tools into our Rust technical stack is a...