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This is ‘the’ book for Rust. Buy others as well, but this is a perfect starting point. It may be freely available in electronic form elsewhere (including the actual Rust website), but I’ve always found paper books to be a better learning tool than anything read from a screen.
The content is this book is fantastic, it's well written and readable and serves well as a reference. Unfortunately the binding is appalling. The first arrived with the binding already falling apart and the second fell off before I got to the contents page. Given the content is freely available but many developers will prefer to support the author and have a paper reference, the publisher is doing a huge disservice by cheaping out on the binding.
I would like to give the content 5* but the reason for giving 3* is purely due to the binding. For the price it's not acceptable.
Rust is quite complex imo, so not for the faint hearted in some ways. You do need a bit of programming experience first, but it's not too daunting if you are ok at least at any one language.
This is the first book in ages that I've actually wanted to keep reading, I'm about half way through, and learning a lot. It's all introduced at about the right pace, and doesn't dwell on anything too much to bore you.
Definitely should be added if you want to learn about Rust.
Sigh... another book with poor quality binding, book cover is not glued to the pages, and would more than likely fall apart during reading. This is the third book I have had to return to amazon in the last two months because of quality reasons.
Hello! I'm very happy to say this arrived in less than two weeks, in pristine conditions. I bought it for my older brother, who's studying programming. I'm sorry I can't tell you for sure how good the book is in that regard, but since it was the first thing in the list of possible Christmas gifts he'd like for this year, I assume it must be important!
Having read a vast swathe of programming books during lockdown including popular golang books. I have to say, this is by far the best I've read, and really in keeping with my whole experience of rust thus far. Amazing work from both steve and carol.