Rust Web Programming

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By Maxwell Flitton
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About this book

Are safety and high performance a big concern for you while developing web applications?

While most programming languages have a safety or speed trade-off, Rust provides memory safety without using a garbage collector. This means that with its low memory footprint, you can build high-performance and secure web apps with relative ease.

This book will take you through each stage of the web development process, showing you how to combine Rust and modern web development principles to build supercharged web apps.

You'll start with an introduction to Rust and understand how to avoid common pitfalls when migrating from traditional dynamic programming languages. The book will show you how to structure Rust code for a project that spans multiple pages and modules. Next, you'll explore the Actix Web framework and get a basic web server up and running. As you advance, you'll learn how to process JSON requests and display data from the web app via HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. You'll also be able to persist data and create RESTful services in Rust. Later, you'll build an automated deployment process for the app on an AWS EC2 instance and Docker Hub. Finally, you'll play around with some popular web frameworks in Rust and compare them.

By the end of this Rust book, you'll be able to confidently create scalable and fast web applications with Rust.

Publication date:
February 2021


Section 1:Setting Up the Web App Structure

Rust is a memory safe programming language. However, new developers can feel intimidated when picking up Rust. This does not help when Rust is described as a systems language, as if this tag instantly disqualifies Rust for web development.

However, we have to remember that Rust is memory safe. If we, as experienced web developers in other memory safe languages, understand the quirks of Rust such as borrow checking and lifetimes, we can code in Rust in a productive way. If we get to grips with package management (known as crates) and modules, there is nothing stopping us from building structured and safe applications in Rust in a fast paced manner.

This section gets the experienced web developer up and running with the basics of Rust and covers concepts that will enable you to structure a web app.

This section comprises the following chapters:

About the Author
  • Maxwell Flitton

    Maxwell Flitton is a software engineer who works for the open source financial loss modeling foundation OasisLMF. In 2011, Maxwell achieved his Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the University of Lincoln, UK. While working 12-hour shift s in the A&E departments of hospitals, Maxwell obtained another degree in physics from the Open University in the UK and then moved on to another milestone, with a postgraduate diploma in physics and engineering in medicine from UCL in London. He's worked on numerous projects such as medical simulation soft ware for the German government and supervising computational medicine students at Imperial College London. He also has experience in financial tech and Monolith AI.

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Very poor book. Most people can't get right way in Rust Web Development through this book.
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