I’d like to let you’ll know that the eBook version of “Rust Essentials” by Ivo Balbaert is available for free today.
The eBook can be claimed here: https://www.packtpub.com/packt/offers/free-learning
Starting by comparing Rust with other programming languages, this book will show you where and how to use Rust. It will discuss primitive types along with variables and their scope, binding and casting, simple functions, and ways to control execution flow in a program.
This book covers flexible arrays, vectors, tuples, enums, and structs. You will then generalize the code with higher-order functions and generics applying it to closures, iterators, consumers, and so on. Memory safety is ensured by the compiler by using references, pointers, boxes, reference counting, and atomic reference counting. You will learn how to build macros and crates and discover concurrency for multicore execution.
What You Will Learn:
- Set up your Rust environment for maximum productivity
- Bridge the performance gap between safe and unsafe languages with Rust
- Use pattern matching to create flexible code
- Apply generics and traits to develop widely applicable code
- Organize your code in modules and crates
- Build macros to extend Rust’s capabilities and reach
- Apply threads to tackle problems concurrently and in distributed environments
- Interface with C and isolate unsafe code