Rust 101 – 12: Traits

Explaining what a trait is, and how to use it. A trait is a bit like an Interface in Java or Go, or an Abstract Base Class in C++ or Python, but it can be used to define behaviour at compile-time as well as at run-time. We go through an example of why you might want to write a “generic” function – one that works for lots of different types, and if so, how you need to be able to say what the types can do if you want to write the body of the function. Traits are a way of saying what a type can do.

Series: 1: Intro, 2: Language basics, 3: Memory and ownership, 4: Exercises A1, 5: References, 6: Structs and Enums, 7: Panic and Result, 8: Methods, 9: Vec and Box, 10: Strings, 11: Exercises A2, 12: Traits

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The course materials for this series are developed by tweede golf. You can find more information at github.com/tweedegolf/101-rs and you can sponsor the work at github.com/sponsors/tweedegolf. They are released under the Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 4.0 International license.

This series of videos is copyright 2024 Andy Balaam and the tweede golf contributors and is released under the Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 4.0 International license.

Rust 101 – 11: Exercises for module A2

Going through some exercises on Rust ownership, references, slices and error handling.

Series: 1: Intro, 2: Language basics, 3: Memory and ownership, 4: Exercises A1, 5: References, 6: Structs and Enums, 7: Panic and Result, 8: Methods, 9: Vec and Box, 10: Strings, 11: Exercises A2, 12: Traits

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Rust 101 is a series of videos explaining how to write programs in Rust. The course materials for this series are developed by tweede golf. You can find more information at github.com/tweedegolf/101-rs and you can sponsor the work at github.com/sponsors/tweedegolf. They are released under the Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 4.0 International license.

This series of videos is copyright 2024 Andy Balaam and the tweede golf contributors and is released under the Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 4.0 International license.

Rust 101 – 10: Strings

What a String is in Rust, and how they differ from &str. Strings are resizeable arrays of bytes that are guaranteed to be in UTF-8 format. &strs are references to chunks of bytes that are also guaranteed to be in UTF-8 format.

If you want to learn more about UTF-8 and character encodings, check out my video Interesting Characters.

Series: 1: Intro, 2: Language basics, 3: Memory and ownership, 4: Exercises A1, 5: References, 6: Structs and Enums, 7: Panic and Result, 8: Methods, 9: Vec and Box, 10: Strings, 11: Exercises A2, 12: Traits

Links:

The course materials for this series are developed by tweede golf. You can find more information at github.com/tweedegolf/101-rs and you can sponsor the work at github.com/sponsors/tweedegolf. They are released under the Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 4.0 International license.

This series of videos is copyright 2024 Andy Balaam and the tweede golf contributors and is released under the Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 4.0 International license.

Rust 101 – 9: Vecs, Boxes and slices

Explanation of some of the most commonly used types in Rust: Vecs, which store lists of items, Boxes that allow us to own things that we keep on the heap, and slices that are a way of referring to parts of Vecs or arrays without owning them.

Series: 1: Intro, 2: Language basics, 3: Memory and ownership, 4: Exercises A1, 5: References, 6: Structs and Enums, 7: Panic and Result, 8: Methods, 9: Vec and Box, 10: Strings, 11: Exercises A2, 12: Traits

Links:

The course materials for this series are developed by tweede golf. You can find more information at github.com/tweedegolf/101-rs and you can sponsor the work at github.com/sponsors/tweedegolf. They are released under the Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 4.0 International license.

This series of videos is copyright 2024 Andy Balaam and the tweede golf contributors and is released under the Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 4.0 International license.

Rust 101 – 8: Writing methods using impl blocks

This time we discuss how to add methods to structs and enums, using impl blocks. Methods work similarly to other languages, but it might be a surprise that they can be defined inside separate blocks, and in fact they can be defined in multiple different blocks, which can be useful, and can also be a potential cause of confusion!

Series: 1: Intro, 2: Language basics, 3: Memory and ownership, 4: Exercises A1, 5: References, 6: Structs and Enums, 7: Panic and Result, 8: Methods, 9: Vec and Box, 10: Strings, 11: Exercises A2, 12: Traits

Links:

The course materials for this series are developed by tweede golf. You can find more information at github.com/tweedegolf/101-rs and you can sponsor the work at github.com/sponsors/tweedegolf. They are released under the Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 4.0 International license.

This series of videos is copyright 2024 Andy Balaam and the tweede golf contributors and is released under the Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 4.0 International license.