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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

Creating a React app

React is a standalone application. Because of this, we will usually have our React application in its own GitHub repository. If you want to keep your Rust application and React application in the same GitHub repository, that is fine, but just make sure that they are in different directories in the root. Once we have navigated outside of the Rust web application, we can run the following command:

npx create-react-app front_end

This creates a React application in the front_end directory. If we look inside, we will see that there are a lot of files. Remember that this book is about web programming in Rust. Exploring everything about React is beyond the scope of this book. However, a book dedicated to React development is suggested in the Further reading section. For now, we will focus on the front_end/package.json file. Our package.json file is like our Cargo.toml file, where we define dependencies, scripts, and other metadata around the application that we...