This is my second weekly update of 2021. Two weeks ago, I made a post about my goals for 2021 and as promised, I will give you an update on how I'm doing. Let's get right into it!
I would say that this week was the week of Rust. I dived into Rust much further, building some bigger projects and going into more advanced syntax. I started off the week by following an awesome tutorial which teaches you how to build a text editor in Rust. I extended this project by adding Python support for the text editor (which I named Lynx).
henryboisdequin / lynx
A basic text editor in Rust.
A basic text editor written in Rust. Lynx was made following this awesome tutorial and adding more features.
- Open/edit/save file
- Syntax Highlighting - Rust, Python support
- Warn when quitting editor without saving file
- Open folder
- Copy and paste ability
Make sure you have Rust, rustup, and cargo installed. You can do so here: https://www.rust-lang.org/tools/install.
- Clone this repository
git clone https://github.com/henryboisdequin/lynx.git
- Run the project
cargo run <file>
<file> is the file you want to edit in Lynx.
I also learnt more about lifetimes, borrowing, and unsafe code in Rust. A couple of days ago, I found a YouTube channel which is very helpful for people looking to learn intermediate Rust. I mostly followed the "Crust of Rust" streams, looking at Lifetimes, macros, unsafe code, and more. I also experimented with using async/await and Tokio in Rust by building multiple CLI applications which fetch 3rd party APIs. Towards the end of the week, I created my own Git CLI tool in Rust which can initialize a repository, add files, and commit files.
henryboisdequin / git-cli
A git CLI tool which can initialize a repository, add files, and commit files.
Created a git cli tool which can initialize a repository, add files, and commit files.
- Clone this repository
git clone https://github.com/henryboisdequin/git-cli.git
- Initialize a gitcli repository
cargo run init
- Add the files you would like to add
cargo run add <files>
- Commit the files
cargo run commit
To finish off the week, I did some open source contributions for various different types of stuff. Overall, I think it was a successful week! For the upcoming week, I will focus on more Rust by building some more applications. Hopefully, I can also create a portfolio with Tailwind, and do some more open source contributions.
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Thanks for reading!
Top comments (2)
Isn't rust amazing?
Yes, it's my new favourite language! Even over Python and Typescript!