Would any free and open source software developers here be interested in a free "basics of Rust" online training course? Something like a four hour session on a Saturday or Sunday, or two sessions of two hours, one on Saturday and one the next day.

I do paid training on this, and this would be a way for me to help the FOSS development community, and also get practice, and a bit of advertising.

Respond if you'd join. Boosts welcome.


@liw Nice idea, Lars, although I have found the "Let's get Rusty" YouTube channel has comprehensively covered most of the Rust Book topics.

What I would be interested in, as a C++ programmer, is how Rust handles scenarios where I would have used semantics like inheritance and polymorphism and exception handling.

I've not delved much into Rust coding but I've seen example code and thought "all those lines ending with .unwrap() can't be right, the coder must be missing something?".

@neildarlow @liw Result::unwrap is good for example code because you usually don't care how to properly handle an error in an example.

@be I'd figured that but it's not the best way to encourage "proper" programming for those new to Rust.

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