Rust and WebAssembly

HTTP Server you own this product

This project is part of the liveProject series Rust and WebAssembly Microservices
prerequisites
basic Linux • basics of compiled languages
skills learned
code in Rust • and its HTTP networking APIs
Michael Yuan
1 week · 4-6 hours per week · BEGINNER

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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.

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

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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 runtimes for server and edge applications. He’s the author of five books on software engineering and a frequent speaker at conferences, including KubeCon, Open Source Summit, QCon, and Rust Conf. He’s also the creator of flows.network, a serverless automation platform for AIOps and LLMOps. He holds a PhD in Astrophysics from the University of Texas at Austin and has been designing and implementing enterprise applications and server-side software infrastructure for over 20 years.

prerequisites

This liveProject is for developers interested in learning the basics of Rust and its runtimes. To begin these liveProjects you’ll need to be familiar with the following:

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  • Basics of Git, GitHub, and GitHub Actions
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you will learn

In this liveProject, you’ll learn the basics of the Rust programming language and how to compile and run Rust apps safely in the WasmEdge runtime.

  • Rust programming basics
  • WebAssembly (Wasm) on the server side as a Rust application runtime
  • Build, share, and run a WasmEdge app using Docker Desktop

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