“This book is worth triple its money!”
“TL;DR: go buy it”
“Rust in Action from @timClicks is a fantastic experience. One of the best books I have read.”
Rust in Action is a must read for an in-depth understanding of how things work under the hood.”
“Just finished chapter 5 of Rust In Action and I’m loving it! The CHIP-8 emulator genuinely invoked joy.
Applied examples like this really bring the language to life.”
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“I am quite eager to get the book because [...] it's without a doubt one of the best I have ever read.” u/asmx85
“Rust in Action is probably the most practical and engaging intro to Rust that's out there.” Andrew Meredith
“This is simply the best programming language book I have read in a very long time, and possibly ever.” Johan Liseborn
“Yeah, I can vouch for this. It's really good! Especially the examples used. I'm amazed about the amount of thought that has gone in to them.” u/cfsamson
“A very organic approach to learning a language. McNamara has a natural flow and talks to the reader like a
pal. Truly enjoyable.” ★★★★★
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“The contents are greatly explained. As systems programming is a very technical subject, it is very important
to understand how it really works in detail – and the author shows it in a very smart and approachable
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“What I most like about [Rust in Action] is that the examples are complex enough to teach you to solve real
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A wonderful introduction to Rust and systems programming.” ★★★★★ Anonymous review verified by shopperapproved.com
“What really makes this book stand out is that it teaches systems programming using Rust. Pretty much every
other resource out there geared towards people interested in doing systems programming in Rust assumes the
reader has already learned a lot on the subject of systems programming using C or C++.”
“Rust in Action from @timClicks is a fantastic experience. One of the best books and text, I read.”
Rust in Action is really, really good.”
In comparison, Rust in Action makes other books appear sedentary.”
Very impressed by the approach taken by @timClicks approach to explaining Rust; this is top quality
technical writing. And, IMHO a brilliant pedagogical approach to learning programming.”
Rust in Action is a book for programmers who want to explore the world of the Rust programming language. It's intended for people who may have exhausted the free material on the web, but who still want to learn more.
Rust in Action is different from other material on Rust programming because it also teaches you about computer architecture and systems programming along the way. You'll be able to learn more about how a CPU works, how computers keep time, what pointers are and how your network card and keyboard tell the CPU that they have input ready to read.
It’s actually unique from the point of view of systems programming books too - as almost every example works on Windows!
Readers work through dozens of examples scattered through the book. The larger projects include:
In this book, you will write more than command-line utilities. You'll exposed to developing graphical and network-connected programs as well.
Use the liveBook platform (https://livebook.manning.com/#!/book/rust-in-action/) to read the book online.
Tim McNamara is a senior software architect at TCDI from Wellington, New Zealand. He uses Rust to build data processing pipelines and generative art. He is an expert in natural language processing and data engineering.
You are welcome to contact Tim via Twitter, LinkedIn and by email to email@example.com. He hosts a YouTube channel with Rust and hosts live coding sessions on Twitch. His academic profile is available via ORCID and Google Scholar. His digital footprint also includes a presence on GitHub and his own website.