Newbie frustration: can we KISS more?

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  • argh

    Rust derive-based argument parsing optimized for code size

    Typically programs are configured through a config object. People like to use things like clap, structopt, or argh for passing in arguments through the CLI You can also use the env! macro for embedding values in at compile time, or by going through the std::env::var infrastructure for runtime env vars.

  • rust

    Empowering everyone to build reliable and efficient software.

    For sure! Actually, it has been suggested to be to the standard library. Right now, it's available as the experimental feature once_cell.

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  • rfcs

    RFCs for changes to Rust

    You may be pleased to learn that this is in the works as std::lazy::SyncLazy -- currently feature gated because it's unstable behind RFC 2788.

  • Rouille, Rust web server middleware

    Web framework in Rust (by tomaka)

    Try rouille. It's a threaded web server (no async).

  • rust-prehistory

    historical archive of rust pre-publication development

    By that metric, you should claim that Rust is 15 years old, because Graydon started it July 23rd, 2006 as a personal project.

  • actix-web

    Actix Web is a powerful, pragmatic, and extremely fast web framework for Rust.

    Why not use something like actix-web that is more "complete"?

  • hello-actix

    Hello, actix!

    I've been messing around learning web dev in rust recently, feel free to check out my hello-actix repo for some guidance. The most complete example there is the sqlite project.

  • Scout APM

    Less time debugging, more time building. Scout APM allows you to find and fix performance issues with no hassle. Now with error monitoring and external services monitoring, Scout is a developer's best friend when it comes to application development.

  • Rocket

    A web framework for Rust.

    Maybe you would like using rocket, which is following a more batteries included approach.

  • parking_lot

    Compact and efficient synchronization primitives for Rust. Also provides an API for creating custom synchronization primitives. (by faern)

    parking_lot is being considered for replacing the mutexes in std. Last I checked the libs team did a review of its internals and left some feedback for the implementor to address before it could be considered further:

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