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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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Sherab Giovannini https://github.com/Shaddy

Rust is a revolutionary language that is growing and improving fast. I am proud to have been promoting Rust in my own company leading to incredible results. It covers low-level programming while offering high-level abstractions which for systems developers, it's a blessing.
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Choon-Siang Lai (note (code cslai))

Writes Javascript/ES and Python at work, discovered Rust and find it expressive despite being a system langauge. Would love to contribute back by mentoring.
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Stef Gijsberts https://github.com/Stef-Gijsberts

I love Rust and its community. The way the Rust compiler talks to the user makes me want to hug it.
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Zachary Dremann https://github.com/Dr-Emann

It didn't take long for rust to become my favorite language, and I want to help others learn it, and love it like I do! I've been coding in rust since 2013, and it's been amazing seeing the language change and evolve over time, and become better and better.
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Maira Kodama https://github.com/mairandomness

Math teacher turned programmer. Fell in love with Rust while listening to Steve Klabnik talk about its design choices. Eternally grateful for helpful compiler messages. Not tall enough to write multi-threaded code.
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Emerentius https://github.com/Emerentius

I'm a physicist and hobbyist programmer. I've been a Rust enthusiast since shortly before 1.0. I love Rust for its speed and safety, its typesystem, clean design, cargo and overall focus on correctness that help me offload so much worry on the compiler.
Fun. Challenging. Interesting

Community-sourced Rust exercises

These are a few of the 88 exercises on the Rust track. You can see all the exercises here.

Luhn
medium
higher order functions
iterators
str to digits
Beer Song
easy
case
loop
string concatenation
vector optional
Say
medium
modulus
string concatenation
Raindrops
easy
case or format
mutable string
Phone Number
medium
format
iters
match
option
unwrap or
Forth
hard
parser reimplementation
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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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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