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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/2018-edition/.

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What I like about it is that I am able to solve the challenges in a TDD way working in a environment that I am familiar (my own PC not a browser IDE) and the cherry on the top of the cake is that I have access to code reviews.

Relaxed. Encouraging. Supportive.

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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Sven Steinbauer https://github.com/Svenito

I am a C++ and Python developer who is learning Rust. I feel that teaching is a great way to learn, so I am hoping to give back a little while learning more myself.
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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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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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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.
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Caleb Boylan https://github.com/squidboylan

I am a student and spend most of my time hacking on personal projects. I enjoy Rust as it makes some of the more painful parts of programming easier to handle.
Fun. Challenging. Interesting

Community-sourced Rust exercises

These are a few of the 86 exercises on the Rust track. You can see all the exercises here.

Phone Number
medium
format
iters
match
option
unwrap or
Rectangles
hard
algorithm
enum
structs
traits
Series
easy
strings
vectors
Poker
medium
enum
lifetimes
string parsing
struct
traits
Hello World
easy
println
Dominoes
hard
graph theory
searching
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 Goodspeed-Niklaus

definitely not an ai gone rogue

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