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This is the Rust course used by the Android team at Google. It provides you the material to quickly teach Rust.
Comprehensive Rust 🦀
This repository has the source code for Comprehensive Rust 🦀, a multi-day Rust course developed by the Android team. The course covers all aspects of Rust, from basic syntax to generics and error handling. It also includes deep dives on Android, Chromium, bare-metal, and concurrency.
Read the course at https://google.github.io/comprehensive-rust/.
Course Format and Target Audience
The course is used internally at Google when teaching Rust to experienced software engineers. They typically have a background in C++ or Java.
The course is taught in a classroom setting and we hope it will be useful for others who want to teach Rust to their team. The course will be less useful for self-study since you miss out on the discussions happening in the classroom. You don't see the questions and answers and you don't see the compiler errors we trigger when going through the code samples. We hope to improve on this via speaker notes and by publishing videos.
Articles and blog posts from around the web which cover Comprehensive Rust:
- 2023-09-08: Teaching Rust in 5 days. Comprehensive Rust was used as a base for a 5-day university class on Rust.
- 2023-09-21: Scaling Rust Adoption Through Training. We published a blog post with details on the development of the course.
- 2023-10-02: In Search of Rust Developers, Companies Turn to In-House Training. About how Microsoft, Google, and others are training people in Rust.
The course is built using a few tools:
First install Rust by following the instructions on https://rustup.rs/. Then clone this repository:
git clone https://github.com/google/comprehensive-rust/
Then install these tools with:
cargo install mdbook
cargo install mdbook-svgbob
cargo install mdbook-i18n-helpers
cargo install --path mdbook-exerciser
cargo install --path mdbook-course
to test all included Rust snippets. Run
to start a web server with the course. You'll find the content on
http://localhost:3000. You can use
mdbook build to create a static version
of the course in the
book/ directory. Note that you have to separately build
and zip exercises and add them to
book/html. To build any of the translated
versions of the course, run
MDBOOK_BOOK__LANGUAGE=xx mdbook build -d book/xx
xx is the ISO 639 language code (e.g.
da for the Danish translation).
TRANSLATIONS.md contains further instructions.
Note On Windows, you need to enable symlinks (
git config --global core.symlinks true) and Developer Mode.
For questions or comments, please contact Martin Geisler or start a discussion on GitHub. We would love to hear from you.