Hands-On Systems Programming with Rust [Video]

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By Nathan Stocks
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Scripting languages will provide safety, but not concurrency and speed, while traditional systems programming languages such as C and C++ will definitely give you speed and some concurrency, but forget about safety! If you need safety, concurrency, and speed, then Rust is the only viable option.

In this course, you will learn how Rust guarantees memory and thread safety at compile-time, yet uses zero-cost abstractions without the runtime overhead of a garbage collector. You'll learn how to monitor the flow of data through a pipeline by building your own middleware utility. You'll learn how to utilize I/O to interact with the command line, work with standard library mpsc channels to perform data flows, and create an ergonomic timer for your project. You'll apply key concepts in every section while creating your own middleware tool in Rust along the way.

By the end of this practical course, you will feel comfortable designing safe, consistent, parallel, and high-performance applications in Rust using systems programming.

This course should appeal to intermediate Linux and general Unix programmers, network programmers, and C/C++ programmers interested in learning different approaches to concurrency. Prior knowledge of basic programming concepts is required, and a working knowledge of Rust is assumed.

All related code files are placed on a GitHub repository at: https://github.com/PacktPublishing/-Hands-On-Systems-Programming-with-Rust

Publication date:
February 2020
2 hours 15 minutes

About the Author

  • Nathan Stocks

    Nathan Stocks has been a software developer for over 20 years. He fell in love with Rust in 2016 and began teaching it the following year. He experiments with Indie Game development in both Rust and more traditional game engines. He has used Python professionally for most of his career and even written his own test runner called Green. Nathan loves teaching Rust when he gets the chance, especially in person at conferences and corporate boot camps. If Nathan had to pick his favorites, they would be: Rust, Python, PostgreSQL, Linux (server), macOS (desktop), vim and emacs, and whichever IDE has the best Rust support now.

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Latest Reviews

(1 reviews total)
The Systems Programming in Rust course is well-put-together and easy to follow. I feel like I've learned more about Rust and systems programming with this hands-on approach than from reading various books on the subjects. The instructor is well-spoken and clearly explains how and why things are implemented throughout out the course. I also really love the format it's delivered in -- local HTML.

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