Rust Tutorial: Learn How To Be Productive In Rust (2018)

Published on 14 Oct 2018 / In Rust

Rust offers memory safety, data race freedom, and a modern programming environment, without sacrificing low-level control over performance and memory usage.

Learning a new programming language is hard. Even after mastering the syntax and type system, learning the libraries and techniques can take years. If you've read or written Rust and want to improve, this talk will give you a turbo boost! This will be a very practical tutorial, aimed at taking your Rust programming to the next level. We'll teach some core Rust design principles by covering a few key topics in depth. This tutorial is aimed at those with some Rust experience, but if you're a total beginner, you'll still learn a lot about what Rust programming is like in practice.

The tutorial will start with programming 'in the small': we'll explore some key library types (Option, Result, and Iterator) and cover practical error handling. Putting these together we'll see how to structure your control flow to write clear, succinct programs. We'll then cover some larger-scale design issues - using ownership as a primary architectural principle, and abstraction using traits.

You'll learn how to be more productive in Rust by writing clean and idiomatic code. You'll learn to work with the language rather than fighting against it.


This talk was given at 2018 (LCA2018) which was held on 22-26 January 2018 in Sydney Australia.


Nicholas Cameron


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