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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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Track exercises

85 Exercises

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About Rust

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/second-edition/.

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

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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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Florian Gilcher Yakshaves, my personal snippet space

I'm a Rustacean since 5 years and member of the Rust project. I lead the events team and contirbute to the community team. I own a Rust company. I train Rust professionally, but still got a lot to learn.
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Peter Tillemans https://github.com/ptillemans

I am an electronics engineer and language geek who learned programming on an hp-41 and C-64. Now I do mostly java, javascript, python, rust and haskell. I believe that code should sing its intent so the last row in the hall understands the last syllable.
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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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Matthias Wimmer Matthias' Blog

Using a mixture of C and Rust code at work for bare metal and linux embedded programming since mid 2017. Having done 10+ years of professional Java programming before. Also in love with Clojure, Haskell and functional programming in general.
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Sam Scott https://github.com/samscott89

For me, Rust and Cryptography has been a perfect match. As I grow my own company, I plan on sticking with Rust and want to help encourage people to pick it up.
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Alex Kavanagh https://github.com/ajkavanagh

Rust is a refreshing alternative to C, C++ and golang. I find it elegant, relatively concise and very interesting to use. I've not used in professionally, yet, but have many years of C, JavaScript and Python under my belt.
Fun. Challenging. Interesting

Community-sourced Rust exercises

These are a few of the 85 exercises on the Rust track. You can see all the exercises here.

Run Length Encoding
medium
conversion between string and int
loop
string concatenation
use of primitive char
Triangle
medium
struct
Sum Of Multiples
easy
algorithm
borrowing
math
Gigasecond
easy
crates
Perfect Numbers
medium
math
Bob
easy
chars
string functions

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