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In this edition of Rust Trends, we're excited to share the latest and most significant developments in the Rust programming world. Whether you're just starting out or you're an experienced Rustacean, this issue is packed with innovative applications and essential programming insights designed to deepen your knowledge and enhance your skills in Rust. Stay tuned for a comprehensive journey through the evolving landscape of Rust programming!

Structuring Success: Mastering Rust Structs

Rust Fame of Thrones

The article titled Rust Structs: A Fun Guide with Examples by Jan Cibulka, presents a comprehensive and engaging guide to understanding structs in Rust.

It cleverly uses metaphors from the "Game of Thrones" series to explain various aspects of Rust structs. The article covers basic struct definitions, methods in structs, associated functions, structs with enums, and structs with traits. Each concept is explained with creative examples that parallel the world of Westeros, making the technical content both accessible and entertaining. This approach not only aids in grasping the fundamentals of Rust structs but also in appreciating their practical applications in programming.

Do not forget to look at Jan's other articles, here is an overview.

Building Blocks of Cybersecurity: A New Era with Rust

Rust Security Shield

Welcome to the intersection of policy and programming, where Rust emerges as a key player in the cybersecurity arena, as highlighted in the recent White House report. Let's unpack the essentials, minus the political jargon.

Memory Safety: Rust's Superpower
In the digital world's ongoing battle against security threats, memory safety stands out as a crucial defense mechanism. The report applauds memory-safe languages like Rust for their role in significantly reducing vulnerabilities. Rust isn't just a programming language; it's a cybersecurity shield. 🛡️

The Future with Rust: Secure and Bright
The adoption of Rust is more than a trend; it's a strategic move towards a more secure digital future. The report encourages developers and tech companies to embrace Rust, recognizing its potential to enhance cybersecurity across the board.

Measuring Security: The Role of Empirical Metrics
Beyond advocating for Rust, the report emphasizes the importance of empirical metrics in assessing software security. This approach is akin to a regular health check for software, ensuring its resilience and reliability.

The Takeaway: Rust's Role in a Safer Digital World
For developers and tech enthusiasts, embracing Rust means contributing to a global effort for better cybersecurity. The White House report may be detailed, but its message is clear: Rust is at the forefront of creating a more secure digital environment.

In summary, Rust is not just making waves; it's setting new standards in cybersecurity, as recognized in national policy. It's an exciting time to be part of the Rust community, shaping the future of secure programming.

The actual report if you really want to read it :) Back to the Building Blocks: A Path Toward Secure and Measurable Software


  • Exciting opportunity presented in a previous edition: the "Build Your Own Redis" challenge by Codecrafters. This challenge offers a unique blend of skill enhancement and practical application of Rust by diving into the construction of Redis. Combining learning with fun. Plus, there's still a month left to try it for free! For those interested in deepening their understanding of Rust and enjoying a hands-on experience, this challenge is a must-try. Don't miss out on this opportunity to elevate your skills in a real-world setting.

  • The 2023 Rust Annual Survey, is out! Highlighting the growing use and expertise in Rust among programmers, with trends in community diversity, professional use, and IDE preferences.

  • Roadmap for learning Rust. A step-by-step guide to becoming a Rust developer in 2024, with resources and learning paths.

  • Rust development environment fully built with Rust-based tools, highlighting Rust's capability in creating efficient software. For more details, visit the Reddit post.

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Cheers, Bob Peters