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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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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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Nils Haberstroh https://daredevdiary.com

To me programming is like a treat. And Rust :rust: is the kinder surprise. That brings something exciting, something to play with and the borrow checker.
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James Lao James' blog

I write mostly C# professionally, but I have a passion for functional programming and lately Rust. I look forward to helping you anyway I can!
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Alexander Krivács Schrøder Personal Website

After the initial struggles with lifetimes and getting away from thinking in traditional object oriented ways, like inheritance and polymorphism, I fell completely in love with Rust and its community, and would be happy using nothing else for the rest of time.
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Tonni Tielens https://github.com/Tohnmeister

I love learning and I love teaching others. I believe Rust might be the next big thing in systems programming for its enforced memory safety and speed.
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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.
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.

Diffie Hellman
easy
math
Hello World
easy
strings
test driven development
Two Bucket
medium
loops
algorithms
Say
medium
modulus
strings
Gigasecond
easy
crates
Perfect Numbers
medium
math
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 Goodspeed-Niklaus

definitely not an ai gone rogue
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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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