Programming Tutorials

Excellent Free Tutorials to Learn Rust

Rust is a systems programming language that runs fast, prevents segmentation faults, and guarantees thread safety. It accomplishes these goals by being memory safe without using garbage collection. The language enables developers to write programs with the performance and control of a low-level language, but with the powerful abstractions of a high-level language.

Rust is ideal for systems, embedded, and other performance critical code.

If you had to describe Rust in just three words, they would be fast, safe, and productive. There’s memory safety without garbage collection, concurrency without data races, abstraction without overhead, and stability without stagnation.

Rust is designed by Mozilla.

Here’s our recommended tutorials to learn Rust. If you’re looking for free Rust programming books, check here.


1. Learning Rust by Dumindu Madunuwan

This tutorial covers the basics, error handling, and goes beyond the basics.

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2. A Gentle Introduction to Rust by Steve Donovan

The aim of this tutorial is to take you to a place where you can read and write enough Rust to fully appreciate the excellent learning resources available online.

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3. rustlings by Carol Goulding

This project contains small exercises to get you used to reading and writing Rust code. This includes reading and responding to compiler messages.

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4. Rust tutorial by Alex Lamana, Rob Michaels, Wil Thomason, and David Evans

This tutorial is designed to expand upon and build off of the tutorial offered at rust-lang.org, going in greater depth and (optimally) providing a better explanation of certain topics.

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5. 24 days of Rust by Zbigniew Siciarz

This work is released under the MIT license.

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6. Roguelike Tutorial in Rust by Jared McFarland

The end goal for this is a multi-level dungeon crawler. Each level will have a boss, which is one of the monsters from Dwemthy’s Array. The PC is a warrior rabbit armed with a little boomerang, a hero’s sword, some lettuce and three bombs.

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7. Rust: The Basics by Stepik

This practical lesson is based on the Rust Book and will teach you about the Rust Programming Language.

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8. Rust for C++ programmers by Nick Cameron

This tutorial is intended for programmers who already know how pointers and references work and are used to systems programming concepts such as integer widths and memory management.

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