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I just bought Rust in Action a couple weeks ago (after having gone up to chapter 11 in the No Starch book). It's definitely good to have both. I'll probably do 1/2 the new book, finish the 1st one and then finish the new one.

I did pretty much the same thing with Dave Thomas's Programming Elixir book, bailing halfway through, using a 2nd resource to consolidate, and then returning to finish it.

I like learning Rust so far. The main thing I wonder is what kinds of projects are good to do while learning. I went from Node to Rails to Phoenix and normally I just rewrite web apps I've previously created in the language I'm learning. With Rust, it feels like I should build something different, something lower-level like a tool, an emulator or a 2D game.




> I like learning Rust so far. The main thing I wonder is what kinds of projects are good to do while learning. I went from Node to Rails to Phoenix and normally I just rewrite web apps I've previously created in the language I'm learning. With Rust, it feels like I should build something different, something lower-level like a tool, an emulator or a 2D game.

If your experience is web apps, I would stick with that; Rust has a great web app story in the form of at least two mature frameworks.


This is a common issue. You don’t have to go low level; you can build anything, including web apps.




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