The Rust Programming Language

Covers Rust 2018

Paperback, 552 pages

English language

Published Aug. 6, 2019 by No Starch Press.


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The Rust Programming Language is the official book on Rust: an open source systems programming language that helps you write faster, more reliable software. Rust offers control over low-level details (such as memory usage) in combination with high-level ergonomics, eliminating the hassle traditionally associated with low-level languages.

The authors of The Rust Programming Language, members of the Rust Core Team, share their knowledge and experience to show you how to take full advantage of Rust’s features—from installation to creating robust and scalable programs. You’ll begin with basics like creating functions, choosing data types, and binding variables and then move on to more advanced concepts, such as:

  • Ownership and borrowing, lifetimes, and traits
  • Using Rust’s memory safety guarantees to build fast, safe programs
  • Testing, error handling, and effective refactoring
  • Generics, smart pointers, multithreading, trait objects, and advanced pattern matching
  • Using Cargo, Rust’s built-in package manager, to build, test, and document …

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Super complete book, opposite to other languages, you actually need to sit down and understand concepts. Rust is a language that introduces a lot of novel ideas and thus it requires some work from the engineer. This book gives you a nice toolset (I don't know if it will be enough in my journey), but I'm very happy with it.

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