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Rust is a compiled programming language designed for speed, concurrency, and memory safety. Rust programs can run almost anywhere, from low-power embedded devices to web servers.
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About Rust

pub fn hello() -> &'static str {
    "Hello, World!"
}

Rust is a systems programming language that runs blazingly fast, prevents segfaults, and guarantees thread safety. It aims to bring modern language design and an advanced type system to systems programming. Rust does not use a garbage collector, using advanced static analysis to provide deterministic drops instead. It accomplishes this via the concept of ownership.

Rust's core and the standard library are intentionally minimal; batteries are not included. Rustaceans are instead encouraged to add libraries, called crates, to the language by sharing them on crates.io.

Rust is most frequently used for applications where speed, performance and stability are essential. The Awesome Rust list collects examples of Rust projects, which include CLI tools, ORMs, operating systems and games. Regardless of what you build in Rust, it will be fast and memory safe!

The home page for Rust is rust-lang.org. Rust has excellent documentation at rust-lang.org/documentation.html. Newcomers should start with "The Book" located at doc.rust-lang.org/book/.

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Meet the Rust Track mentors

Once you join the Rust language track, you will receive support and feedback from our team of mentors. Here are the bios of a few of the mentors of this track.

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Alpha Shuro https://alphashuro.com

Rust empowers developers to write code that is ambitious, fast and correct. Viva Rust!
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Thayne McCombs https://github.com/tmccombs

Although rust does have a steeper learning curve than many other languages, once you understand it, it is a truly incredible language.
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weihanglo https://github.com/weihanglo

Aim to use Rust and WebAssembly in my daily routines. Love Rust because of its passionate and welcoming community.
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Brenton Alker https://github.com/tekerson

Rust brings an expressive type-system to low-level perfomance and portability. The WASM support ties in particularly well with web development where I spend most of my time and I'm excited to join others on this learning path.
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Andrew Radev https://github.com/AndrewRadev

Rust is a language that feels as comfortable as the next Ruby. While I can't say I'm an expert quite yet, I've taught a university course in it, so I hope I've picked up enough skill to help beginners out.
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Will Murphy https://github.com/willmurphyscode

I'm a former teacher, now an engineer at Pivotal. I'm passionate about learning new programming languages, and helping others learn.
Fun. Challenging. Interesting

Community-sourced Rust exercises

These are a few of the 92 exercises on the Rust track. You can see all the exercises here.

Poker
hard
lifetimes
traits
parsing
strings
enums
structs
Bowling
medium
goofy bowling logic
result type
structs
Raindrops
easy
conditionals
strings
type conversion
variables
Pythagorean Triplet
medium
math
Grep
medium
conditionals
failure crate
file io
utf
parsing
strings
result type
Rectangles
hard
structs
traits
algorithms
enums
Passionate. Knowledgeable. Creative.

Meet the Rust Track maintainers

The Rust Maintainers are the brains behind the Rust Track. They spend their spare time creating interesting and challenging exercises that we can all learn from. We are incredibly grateful for their hard work. Here are the bios of a few of the maintainers of this track.

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Meade Kincke Code Artistry

I love real-world, usable examples. I'm a huge fan of being able to help others to make something work how it should with maximum performance. I especially love Rust and have written a tool called BrewStillery in it and GTK-rs.
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Peter Tseng

"Break glass in case of emergency" maintainer
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Peter Goodspeed-Niklaus

definitely not an ai gone rogue
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Oleksii Filonenko

I love Rust for being strict, performant, ergonomic and enjoyable at the same time. After being a mentor for some time, I decided to be a maintainer. Looking forward to it!

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