November 12, 2020
Once upon a time, there was beached whale, stuck and rotting on the beach. The Oregon Highway Division thought they could solve this problem by using a powerful tool to destroy the carcass: dynamite. So on this day in 1970, they blew up the whale. The results were catastrophic; a hail storm of rotten whale flesh rained terror on the town.
Powerful tools are one thing, but what you really need is control of that power. Rust gives you that power and that control to use it well. Learn Rust with a fun introduction in Hands-on Rust: Effective Learning through 2D Game Development and Play, now available in beta from pragprog.com/titles/hwrust.
You'll have a blast!
Hands-on Rust: Effective Learning through 2D Game Development and Play
Rust is an exciting programming language combining the power of C with memory safety, fearless concurrency, and productivity boosters. With Rust, you have a shiny new playground where your game ideas can flourish.
Each chapter in this book presents hands-on, practical projects that take you on a journey from "Hello, World" to building a full dungeon crawler game. Start by setting up Rust and getting comfortable with your development environment. Learn the language basics with practical examples as you make your own version of Flappy Bird. Discover what it takes to randomly generate dungeons and populate them with monsters as you build a complete dungeon crawl game. Run game systems concurrently for high-performance and fast game-play, while retaining the ability to debug your program. Unleash your creativity with magical items, tougher monsters, and intricate dungeon design. Add layered graphics and polish your game with style.
Now available in beta from pragprog.com/titles/hwrust.
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