"The Rust Programming Language" is going to be published by No Starch Press


I made the announcement on my blog, but here’s the text too:

I’m happy to bring you some news: “The Rust Programming Language” is going to be published, in physical form, by No Starch Press. I am really excited to work with No Starch on this: they’ve published some of my favorite programming books, like “If Hemingway Wrote JavaScript”, “Ruby Under a Microscope”, and “Ruby Wizardry”.

Another reason I’m keen to work with No Starch on this is that they believe in publishing freely available material: we’re going to take the existing manuscript, whip it into shape, make a nice paper book out of it, and merge the changes back into the official documentation. So the improvements will get back to everyone, even those who can’t afford a physical copy.

The authorship credit is to “The Rust Project Developers,” as other people have contributed significantly: we even have an active PR to re-write an entire chapter. Rust is a team effort.

Oh, and one last thing: the profit from the book won’t go to me, it will go to OpenHatch, “a non-profit dedicated to matching prospective free software contributors with communities, tools, and education,” to use their words about it.

I’ll let you know when we’re closer to actually shipping!


Great to see this finally made progress!