Rustlings VS book

Compare Rustlings vs book and see what are their differences.


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Rustlings book
289 626
48,786 14,161
3.1% 2.2%
9.3 6.9
3 days ago 1 day ago
Rust Rust
MIT License GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
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Posts with mentions or reviews of Rustlings. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2024-01-04.


Posts with mentions or reviews of book. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2024-02-26.
  • Learning Rust: A clean start
    5 projects | | 26 Feb 2024
    My first port of call was to google learn rust which lead me to "the book". The book is a first steps guide written by the rust community for newbies (or Rustlings as they're called) to gain a 'solid grasp of the language'.
  • Prodzilla: From Zero to Prod with Rust and Shuttle
    6 projects | | 21 Feb 2024
    Before Prodzilla, I’d read 'The Book' a couple of times, and had made my way through Rustlings, but hadn’t yet built a serious project in Rust.
  • Help me stop hating rust
    2 projects | | 24 Jan 2024
    To answer your last question;

    Start with the Rust book.

    Then do Rustlings until the syntax becomes muscle memory.

    Then join the Discord and start doing little projects.

    You won’t get up to the proficiency of other languages as quickly in Rust. It takes longer. For me it’s taking a lot longer, but I enjoy it.

  • Top 10 Rusty Repositories for you to start your Open Source Journey
    11 projects | | 19 Dec 2023
    Before diving into these repositories, familiarize yourself with Rust and its development ecosystem. The official Rust book is an excellent resource for developers at all levels. Each repository has documentation on how to contribute, covering code style, issue tracking, and pull requests.
  • Command Line Rust is a great book
    4 projects | /r/rust | 8 Dec 2023
    This is my third Rust book after the official book and Rust in Action. The other two books are great, but they were too theoretical for me. I'm a slow learner and had much trouble grokking Rust's features and idiosyncrasies. When I was done with these books, I was lost and unsure of what I could do.
  • Nim
    5 projects | | 6 Dec 2023
    It's the same reason everything digital and downloadable isn't free: there's a cost to create it and there's a value to it.

    For a language developer to charge for a book about that language, I think that's a completely valid way to make some money off of their work.

    Even the Rust book, "The Rust Programming Language" is available freely online [0], but also as a print and ebook for sale via NoStarchPress [1].



  • Give me the best Resources to learn Rust
    2 projects | /r/rust | 1 Nov 2023
  • Ask HN: Best tools for self-authoring books in 2023?
    3 projects | | 10 Oct 2023
    We use it to write docs in our company which are then compiled by GitHub Actions and published as GitHub Pages. The best example of a Book produced with mdBook is the Rust Lang book:
  • Introducing “Database Performance at Scale”: A Free, Open Source Book
    4 projects | | 5 Oct 2023
    I disagree. Words have meaning. 'Open source' means 'open source' in all contexts.

    For comparison, is an open source book. A PDF with a CC license without a repo of the publishing artifacts is not an open source book. It's just a free book.

  • Writing your own CLI in rust
    4 projects | | 5 Sep 2023
    Disclaimer This tutorial is by no means to a complete guide. This is just to show you the basic way you can approach making a CLI and how to sort of go about making it. This article also presumes that you have a good enough knowledge of the rust language. If you don’t, I recommend you check out the official rust book. It is a very good resource for learning rust. You can find it here:

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Rustlings and book you can also consider the following projects:

rust-koans - Koans for the Rust programming language

rust-by-example - Learn Rust with examples (Live code editor included)

Exercism - Scala Exercises - Crowd-sourced code mentorship. Practice having thoughtful conversations about code.

rust-learning - A bunch of links to blog posts, articles, videos, etc for learning Rust

rust-by-practice - Learning Rust By Practice, narrowing the gap between beginner and skilled-dev through challenging examples, exercises and projects.

rust.vim - Vim configuration for Rust.

ziglings - Learn the Zig programming language by fixing tiny broken programs.

solana-program-library - A collection of Solana programs maintained by Solana Labs

nomicon - The Dark Arts of Advanced and Unsafe Rust Programming

Rust-Full-Stack - Rust projects here are easy to use. There are blog posts for them also.

github-cheat-sheet - A list of cool features of Git and GitHub.