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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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Anthony Deschamps https://github.com/adeschamps

I use Rust professionally in my day job, as well as for some hobby projects. I like it for a lot of technical reasons, but most of all for the great community.
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Paul Otto https://github.com/potto007

I love Rust for its type-safety, its approach to memory management, and its helpful compiler messages. I currently use Rust in side projects, and I'm working towards getting Rust into use at work.
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Eric Dattore https://github.com/ELD

I've been playing with Rust as my hobby language of choice since version 0.10. Before that, I was using C++ for a lot of my side projects.
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Bert Proesmans https://github.com/Bert-Proesmans

I've spent a lot of time inside its documentation, on the users forum and IRC. I'm almost celebrating my first year of Rust development.
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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.
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.

Saddle Points
medium
iterators
vectors
Protein Translation
medium
hash map
lifetimes
result
struct
Diffie Hellman
easy
math
Clock
medium
derive
struct
traits
Collatz Conjecture
easy
option
math
Matching Brackets
easy
stack or recursion
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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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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