jeff

hello rust

minimal runtime, maximum writetime


My goal for this fall term is to take the deep dive with Rust. Systems programming has always interested me because I love the idea of getting closer to metal. So this is my plan to learn Rust. The majority of this template is shamelessly ripped from from Khalil Stemmler's post on GraphQL.

What does success look like?

Any great project defines success first. Having the end goal defined will give you a north star. This north star will guide you along the way in your project :)

With that said, what kind of skills and concepts would I like to know?

What would I like to build?

When learning new technology, the best way to learn something is with project-based learning. In my experience, your brain latches onto concepts easier while building instead of only reading textbooks. In addition, while learning Rust, I also want to learn about more traditional computer science concepts. So my projects will combine the two. I would like to build the following projects.

It's going to take a long time for me to complete all of these projects with decent-sized feature sets. I don't plan on finishing all with four months. These are simply my long-term goals :) Perhaps I can finish all these within a year? (alongside my regular Math (ew) courses at school).

What would I like to teach?

The best way to deeply learn and master something is to teach someone else with the Feynmen technique. It helps you locate your misunderstandings and gaps with your knowledge. With that said, my plan is to first learn general Rust concepts and the standard library. I'd like to write posts here (possibly videos on YouTube) that explain Rust concepts to Javascript developers. After I'm comfortable with the language itself, I'll write posts here upon completing the projects that are listed aove.

Learning Resources

Here's a list of resources that I'll be using.

For the cs-y related projects, I'll be using the textbooks on teach yourself computer science.

Let's go!

Excited to finally get my hands wet with Rust, and to share my learnings here these next few months. See you then!