About the course
Build fast and resilient network servers and clients by leveraging Rust's memory-safety and concurrency features
Rust is low-level enough to provide fine-grained control over memory while providing safety through compile-time validation. This makes it uniquely suitable for writing low-level networking applications.
This course is divided into three main parts that will take you on an exciting journey of building a fully functional web server. Given the importance of security for modern systems, you will see how Rust supports common primitives such as TLS and public-key cryptography.
This course will get you started with building networking software in Rust by taking you through all the essential concepts. After watching this course, you will be more than confident enough to use Rust to build effective networking software
The code bundle for this video course is available at: https://github.com/aswathy-Packt/Network-Programming-with-Rust
Style and Approach
This course follows a step by step approach that will get you started with building networking software in Rust by taking you through all the essential concepts.
What You Will Learn
- Appreciate why networking is important in implementing distributed systems
- Write a non-asynchronous echo server over TCP
- Parse JSON and binary data using parser combinators such as nom
- Write an HTTP client that talks to the server using reqwest
- Modify an existing Rust HTTTP server and add SSL to it
- Master asynchronous programming support in Rust
- Use external packages in a Rust project
Abhishek Chanda studied computer science at IIEST Shibpur in India and electrical engineering at Rutgers University. He has been working on networking and distributed systems since 2008. Over his career, he has worked with large companies (like Microsoft and Dell) and small startups (Cloudscaling, DataSine) in India, US, and the UK. He is enthusiastic about open source software and has contributed to a number of projects like OpenStack, Nomad etc. He contributes to a number of open source projects. He came across Rust in 2015 and found it to be a perfect fit for writing highly performant systems.
Web Security [Video]