Books on rust for experienced programmers?

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  • too-many-lists

    Learn Rust by writing Entirely Too Many linked lists

    I love the philosophy of https://rust-unofficial.github.io/too-many-lists/ which is "I should be able to X" in Rust, but, of course, as you'll find, common-wisdom in simply wrong.. But much like college; you have to prove it to yourself through hypothesis and experimentation.

  • Rustlings

    :crab: Small exercises to get you used to reading and writing Rust code!

    I would suggest exercism.io and/or rustlings

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  • book

    The Rust Programming Language

    The official Rust book ( https://doc.rust-lang.org/book/ ) is the best book even for experienced programmers. For whatever reason, even some programmers with decades of experience seem to need to “reboot” themselves due to Rust’s memory ownership model, so that means that even an “intro” book is valuable where you go from programming Hello world to number guessing programs to a multithreaded server. My suggestion is to write the examples out and try it in your environment. Get a feel for the compiler when you make mistakes. Use Visual Studio Code and Rust Analyzer ( I prefer vim but especially when learning, the VSCode and Rust Analyzer IDE combo is easy to setup and use; hooray inlay type hints).

  • easy_rust

    Rust explained using easy English

    I'd recommend this easy-rust textbook.

  • Exercism - Scala Exercises

    Crowd-sourced code mentorship. Practice having thoughtful conversations about code.

    I had 6-8 years of experience with C++, Python, JavaScript, and Java, and had used other languages like OCaml, Clojure, and Haskell before learning Rust. But I still found the book to be the most helpful and informative way to learn Rust at the beginning, followed by some hands-on Exercism problems. After that, I built some personal projects and filled in the gaps.

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