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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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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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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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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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Joe Gilray https://github.com/jgilray

Retired but still programming in Racket, Rust and Wolfram. I am in awe of the Rust community and thinking mentoring here on exercism.io is one way to give back
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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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Ludwig Stecher https://github.com/Aloso

I study IT in Bavaria, Germany. Rust is one of my favourite languages because of its expressive type system, its strong safety guarantees and good WASM support. I also code a lot in Java, Kotlin, JS and Typescript.
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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.
Fun. Challenging. Interesting

Community-sourced Rust exercises

These are a few of the 91 exercises on the Rust track. You can see all the exercises here.

Rectangles
hard
algorithm
enum
structs
traits
Bob
easy
chars
strings
Armstrong Numbers
easy
math
Sublist
medium
enum
generic over type
Decimal
medium
bigint
external crates optional
struct
traits
parsing
strings
Triangle
medium
struct
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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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 Goodspeed-Niklaus

definitely not an ai gone rogue

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