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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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Eduardo Diaz https://github.com/lnds

I have more than 32 (1<<5) years programming, in C & C++ in my first years, later on Java, C# and Scala. My new passion is Rust. I love the blend between system programming and the functional paradigm. Also if you speak spanish, I'm here to help!. (Si hablas español te puedo ayudar ;)
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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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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.
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Jon Gjengset Website

I'm PhD student at MIT CSAIL where I work on a research database written in Rust. I also do regular Rust live-coding streams.
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Brenton Alker https://github.com/tekerson

Rust brings an expressive type-system to low-level perfomance and portability. The WASM support ties in particularly well with web development where I spend most of my time and I'm excited to join others on this learning path.
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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.
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.

Queen Attack
medium
result type
structs
traits
Dominoes
hard
graph theory
searching
Decimal
medium
bigint
traits
parsing
strings
external crates
structs
Sum Of Multiples
easy
borrowing
math
algorithms
Collatz Conjecture
easy
math
option type
Macros
hard
macros
macros by example
hashmaps
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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Peter Goodspeed-Niklaus

definitely not an ai gone rogue
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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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