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Hiya,

I have always been a book person myself, but for Rust I decided not to invest in a book, even though I miss a hard copy at times (it is still softer to bang your head against a book than the tabletop). My worry has been that the book would grow obsolete too fast, but perhaps now is the time. I will definitely check out the title you recommend, I have good experiences with other titles from O'Reilly.

I am not sure how much I can give being a fellow learner, since I am very much a n00b, but I am always up for a peer/code review. And I will try to write up some more on dev.to as a reflection and perhaps it can be of benefit to others.

I tried to get a mentor, by writing to a more prolific Rust developer I had found via GitHub, but the person was unresponsive, which is perfectly okay, we all busy.

I think you often need somebody to bounce ideas and stupid questions off - too bad they are planning on closing the IRC fora, since the channel for beginners is actually quite welcoming.

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Lorenzo (Mec-iS) • Edited

My worry has been that the book would grow obsolete too fast

not really, most of the content is about design choices and well established patterns that are "native" to Rust and won't get stale.
Ping me on the dev.to/connect chat, I will try to be responsive according to my timezone.

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jonasbn Author

Thanks, I have a Safari subscription handy so I can read the book online and evaluate whether it is worth purchasing a hard copy - and it would look good on my shelf :-)

I will ping you on the chat, thank you for the gesture