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Mastering Rust by Vesa Kaihlavirta

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Chapter 12 - Web Programming

Rust's web programming story is getting better all the time. It's quite a bit stronger as a backend programming language, but there's some interesting development on the frontend as well. Rust has the potential of being in the top 10 of web platforms performance-wise due to its low-level nature and zero-cost philosophy.

The established HTTP library is Hyper, which gives both client and server-side support functionality. Hyper is strongly typed wherever it makes sense, so many kinds of accidental errors are not possible to sneak through the compiler.

Iron and Nickel are the oldest stabilized web frameworks for Rust. They're both designed around a middleware design and have been working on the stable compiler for ...

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