Rust in Action

Tim McNamara
  • MEAP began July 2017
  • Publication in June 2021 (estimated)
  • ISBN 9781617294556
  • 400 pages (estimated)
  • printed in black & white

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The definitive guide to Rust, the next generation language for systems programming.

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Rust in Action introduces the Rust programming language by exploring numerous systems programming concepts and techniques. You'll be learning Rust by delving into how computers work under the hood. You'll find yourself playing with persistent storage, memory, networking and even tinkering with CPU instructions. The book takes you through using Rust to extend other applications and teaches you tricks to write blindingly fast code. You'll also discover parallel and concurrent programming. Filled to the brim with real-life use-cases and scenarios, you'll go beyond the Rust syntax and see what Rust has to offer in real-world use cases.

This book is one of two products included in the Getting Started with Rust bundle. Get the entire bundle for only $53.99.

about the technology

Rust is a new systems programming language that gives you the low-level power of C with the elegance and ease of languages like Ruby and Python. Rust is thread safe, enabling "fearless concurrency". Threads are guaranteed not to overwrite each others' data, but it doesn't impose a garbage collector on you, keeping runtime performance predictable. It incorporates features from functional programming such as higher-order functions that allow for compact, readable programs. Rust is perfect for developers who want to fearlessly explore systems programming with a more ergonomic, less intimidating alternative to C or C++.

what's inside

  • Portability with Rust
  • Concurrent and parallel programming
  • Sharing resources with locks or atomic operations
  • Avoiding programming with global state
  • Message passing inside your applications
  • Memory management and garbage collection

about the reader

Readers need intermediate programming skills and familiarity with general computer science concepts, the command line, and networking.

about the author

Tim McNamara is an experienced programmer with a deep interest in natural language processing, text mining, and wider forms of machine learning and artificial intelligence. He is very active in open source communities including the New Zealand Open Source Society.
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Engaging writing style with crisp, easy-to-grasp examples helps reader get off the ground in no time.

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Excellent book about advanced Rust techniques for system programming.

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This book is worth triple its money!

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If you're interested in learning a new language and have an interest in systems programming, Rust in Action is a great read.

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Everything you need to know to get started programming effectively in Rust!

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