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Asynchronous Programming in Rust

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Product type Book
Published in Feb 2024
Publisher Packt
ISBN-13 9781805128137
Pages 306 pages
Edition 1st Edition
Languages
Author (1):
Carl Fredrik Samson Carl Fredrik Samson
Profile icon Carl Fredrik Samson

Table of Contents (16) Chapters

Preface 1. Part 1:Asynchronous Programming Fundamentals
2. Chapter 1: Concurrency and Asynchronous Programming: a Detailed Overview 3. Chapter 2: How Programming Languages Model Asynchronous Program Flow 4. Chapter 3: Understanding OS-Backed Event Queues, System Calls, and Cross-Platform Abstractions 5. Part 2:Event Queues and Green Threads
6. Chapter 4: Create Your Own Event Queue 7. Chapter 5: Creating Our Own Fibers 8. Part 3:Futures and async/await in Rust
9. Chapter 6: Futures in Rust 10. Chapter 7: Coroutines and async/await 11. Chapter 8: Runtimes, Wakers, and the Reactor-Executor Pattern 12. Chapter 9: Coroutines, Self-Referential Structs, and Pinning 13. Chapter 10: Creating Your Own Runtime 14. Index 15. Other Books You May Enjoy

Summary

You’re still here? That’s excellent! Good job on getting through all that background information. I know going through text that describes abstractions and code can be pretty daunting, but I hope you see why it’s so valuable for us to go through these higher-level topics now at the start of the book. We’ll get to the examples soon. I promise!

In this chapter, we went through a lot of information on how we can model and handle asynchronous operations in programming languages by using both OS-provided threads and abstractions provided by a programming language or a library. While it’s not an extensive list, we covered some of the most popular and widely used technologies while discussing their advantages and drawbacks.

We spent quite some time going in-depth on threads, coroutines, fibers, green threads, and callbacks, so you should have a pretty good idea of what they are and how they’re different from each other.

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