Idiomatic Rust

Idiomatic Rust

Stefan Baumgartner

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Rust is undeniably syntax-heavy. After all, there’s a lot of intent to express, and Rust wants you to be explicit. Still, Rust is a very elegant language. This might not be so obvious at first, as Rust has borrowed elements from a lot of precursors that help you navigating when you start, but can be false friends in the long run, resulting in bloated code, unnecessary complexity, and hard-to-use APIs.

In this workshop, we’re going to learn what Rust has to offer to create code that is a delight to read and follow, easy to use, and plays along nicely with all the other libraries out there.

We learn about:

  • Tooling, Formatting
  • Naming conventions
  • Effective use of existing syntax
  • Important traits to implement
  • Conversions
  • Relying on enums
  • Proper error handling
  • Working with and loving Iterators
  • Extension traits
  • Builders
  • Typestate programming

Each chapter concludes with tasks for the audience.

Target audience: Folks who already implemented their first Rust programs and know the foundations well enough.

Expected workshop duration: Half-day, full-day, 1.5-day


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