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basic Linux • basics of compiled languages
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code in Rust • and its HTTP networking APIs
Michael Yuan
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UMET Inc. is growing! To support its increasingly complex features and services, the CTO has decided to refactor its backend technology stack, and the dev team has chosen the memory-safe, high-performance Rust programming language for this important investment in the company’s future. As a new developer at UMET, your task is to build proof-of-concept (PoC) Rust applications using Cargo or Docker tools, then securely run the applications in portable WasmEdge runtime containers to validate that the new backend stack meets all the necessary requirements. When you’re done, you’ll have mastered Rust basics for application development, including working with strings, managing complex data structures, and creating an HTTP web server.

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Michael Yuan

Dr. Michael Yuan is the founder and maintainer of the open -source WasmEdge project — one of the most popular WebAssembly (Wasm) runtimes for server and edge applications. He is also the creator of LlamaEdge, a cross-platform, embeddable, and cloud-native runtime for AI applications, supporting LLMs and popular vision and speech models. Dr. Yuan is the author of 5 books on software engineering and a frequent speaker at conferences such as KubeCon, Open Source Summit, QCon, Rust Conf, VMWare Explore, COSCon, and Wasm I/O. He has designed and implemented enterprise applications and server-side software infrastructure since the early 2000s. Dr. Yuan holds a PhD in Astrophysics from the University of Texas at Austin.


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