Advent of Rust: Week 1 Recap
Week 1 of the Rust guide for node.js and JS/TS developers
To recap where we are right now:
Day 1: From nvm to rustup
Day 1 goes over how to get Rust and how to manage rust versions and its complementary tooling .
Day 2: From npm to cargo
Day 2 maps npm (and related) workflows to their cargo counterparts and introduces additional tools that help fill in the gaps.
Day 3: Setting up VS Code
Day 3 gets Visual Studio Code set up to perform code completion and to debug Rust. I also add some recommendations for additional plugins that help manage dependencies.
Day 4 gets into Rust code for the first time and then holds your hand through the first two hurdles that people get into.
Day 5: Ownership & Borrowing
Day 5 introduces Rust’s concept of ownership and touches on the borrow checker, Rust’s answer to memory safety without a garbage collector.
Day 6: Strings, Part 1
Day 6 walks you through the first hurdle introduced in Day 4. It seems basic, but the answer for how you get a real, genuine String is not as straightforward as you’d expect. This post clears it up.
Stay tuned for more!