The Rust programming language is a new systems programming language from Mozilla. It is intended to bring safer programming practices to low-level programing languages without giving up the control that is necessary on this level. Rust has a type system revolving around mutability, ownership, and sharing. This is most prominently known to be the secret sauce behind Rust’s guarantee for memory safety without a garbage collector, but it also allows much more.
It has been said that the complexity of Rust’s type system is a high toll to pay just to avoid having a garbage collector. These arguments miss that Rust’s guarantees are also very handy in day-to-day applications with less strict requirements.
Florian Gilcher uses Rust to present elegant, compiler-supported solutions for common problems of everyday applications as well as the infrastructure around them. None of the examples require any previous Rust knowledge and will be accompanied by examples in commonly known languages for reference.
Florian Gilcher is a member of the global Rust community team and chairman of Rust Community Europe e.V.. He’s one of the organizers of the Rustfest conference as well as the longest-running Rust meetups, the Rust Hack and Learn Berlin.
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