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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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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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Alpha Shuro https://alphashuro.com

Rust empowers developers to write code that is ambitious, fast and correct. Viva Rust!
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Lewis Clement https://github.com/lewisclement

After many years of writing hobby projects in C++ and school- and professional project in C# and JavaScript, my new go-to language has become Rust. As a perfect blend of a low-level language with high-level syntax features it's become the language I get most joy using, and hopefully I help others find enjoyment in it too.
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Karthik Deepak Natraj https://github.com/karbfg10k

I love Rust and C and use them at my day job in automotive. I work with Embedded software but I'm also reasonably familiar with systems programming as well
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David Carroll https://github.com/axesilo

My primary professional language is Python, which I like for its flexibility and expressiveness, but I also enjoy using Rust because of its power and high-quality tooling. I'm a former CS professor.
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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.
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Nithin Reddy https://github.com/rednithin

An avid believer of the Feynman technique. Currently a professional trying to learn Rust and also teach it at the same time.
Fun. Challenging. Interesting

Community-sourced Rust exercises

These are a few of the 92 exercises on the Rust track. You can see all the exercises here.

Raindrops
easy
conditionals
strings
type conversion
variables
Robot Name
medium
lifetimes
randomness
slices
mutability
structs
Two Bucket
medium
loops
algorithms
Circular Buffer
hard
generics
buffers
Simple Cipher
medium
ascii
chars
str vs string
strings
Saddle Points
medium
iterators
vectors
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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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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Oleksii Filonenko

I love Rust for being strict, performant, ergonomic and enjoyable at the same time. After being a mentor for some time, I decided to be a maintainer. Looking forward to it!
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Peter Goodspeed-Niklaus

definitely not an ai gone rogue

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