Configurable CLI Application you own this product

intermediate Rust
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design CLI applications • parse user input
Marco Amann
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Svalbard is quickly becoming a household name as customers all over the world bring the online store’s furniture into their homes. But Svalbard’s backend applications run on legacy mainframes that are increasingly expensive to scale. That’s why the store has adopted a more flexible modern deployment model. As a Rust programmer, your task is to provide its developers and operators with a load-testing CLI tool that simulates a multitude of real-world scenarios.

Using Tokio, Serde, and clap, you’ll add functionality for users to configure the number of connections and requests, as well as other parameters. You’ll gather and display immediate feedback, empowering users to spot and correct misconfiguration early on. You’ll calculate statistics on latencies in your application and display them in human- and machine-readable output, providing the maximum benefit from the gathered data. When you’re done, you’ll have a CLI that delivers users high configurability, reliable signal handling, and a means of providing immediate feedback for more nimble, cost-effective results.

This project is designed for learning purposes and is not a complete, production-ready application or solution.

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Marco Amann

Marco Amann is a software engineer at AxonIQ where he develops robust distributed systems. He has leveraged Rust in both professional and personal endeavors to build applications spanning a wide range of areas. He has co-authored a German language book about Rust, and spoken at workshops and conferences on topics such as embedded Rust on an STM32 and making APIs safer by adhering to rules about borrowing. Visit his blog at


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