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Rust Quick Start Guide

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  • Install Rust and write your first program with it
  • Understand ownership in Rust
  • Handle different data types
  • Make decisions by pattern matching
  • Use smart pointers
  • Use generic types and type specialization
  • Write code that works with many data types
  • Tap into the standard library

Rust is an emerging programming language applicable to areas such as embedded programming, network programming, system programming, and web development. This book will take you from the basics of Rust to a point where your code compiles and does what you intend it to do!

This book starts with an introduction to Rust and how to get set for programming, including the rustup and cargo tools for managing a Rust installation and development workflow.

Then you'll learn about the fundamentals of structuring a Rust program, such as functions, mutability, data structures, implementing behavior for types, and many more. You will also learn about concepts that Rust handles differently from most other languages.

After understanding the Basics of Rust programming, you will learn about the core ideas, such as variable ownership, scope, lifetime, and borrowing. After these key ideas, you will explore making decisions in Rust based on data types by learning about match and if let expressions. After that, you'll work with different data types in Rust, and learn about memory management and smart pointers.

  • Learn the semantics of Rust, which can be significantly different from other programming languages
  • Understand clearly how to work with the Rust compiler which strictly enforces rules that may not be obvious
  • Examples and insights beyond the Rust documentation
Page Count 180
Course Length 5 hours 24 minutes
Date Of Publication 30 Oct 2018


Daniel Arbuckle

Daniel Arbuckle holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Southern California. While at USC, he performed original research in the Interaction Lab (part of the Center for Robotics and Embedded Systems) and the Laboratory for Molecular Robotics (now part of the Nanotechnology Research Laboratory). His work has been published in peer-reviewed journals and in the proceedings of international conferences.