Rust and the web in 2018
Posted 2018-01-07 22:50. Tagged web, development, rust, Rust2018.
There is A Call for Community Blogposts over at the Rust Programming Language Blog. This is my entry.
My wish for Rust in 2018 is a nice and convenient web service framework that runs on stable rust and gets maintenance and regular updates for many years to come.
My intent for 2018 is to continue to maintain and improve ructe (and rsass), and try to integrate it with the best such framework i can find.
I currently have two web service projects in rust: homesite is a trivial example using iron and rphotos (https://img.krats.se) is a more ambitious photo gallery / management app using nickel. Unfortunately, both iron and nickel seems more or less abandoned, as both still depend on hyper version 0.10.
https://Rocket.rs seems awesome, but requires unstable rust, and I would prefer to build my projects with the stable toolchain.
Maybe gotham can be the framework I’m looking for?
I think it needs a lot easier request routing and path extraction,
but there seems to be work going on to fix that.
And maybe that is something I can help create?
There are some issues
help wanted which might provide
good starting points.
And there is the Gotham book to read.
Or maybe either iron or nickel will make a comeback? There are open issues in both about working with hyper version 0.11 (iron#501 and nickel.rs#402), even if they haven’t seen much activity recently.