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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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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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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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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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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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Sam Scott https://github.com/samscott89

For me, Rust and Cryptography has been a perfect match. As I grow my own company, I plan on sticking with Rust and want to help encourage people to pick it up.
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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 93 exercises on the Rust track. You can see all the exercises here.

Crypto Square
medium
arrays
ascii
chars
iterators
primitive types
str vs string
transforming
strings
Fizzy
medium
generics
impl trait
iterators
Variable Length Quantity
medium
bitwise
encodings
slices
result type
Rail Fence Cipher
medium
chars
cipher
strings
Reverse String
easy
str vs string
strings
iterators
RNA Transcription
medium
match
str vs string
strings
result type
structs
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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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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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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