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This repository collects resources for writing clean, idiomatic Rust code. Please bring your own. 😊

Idiomatic coding means following the conventions of a given language. It is the most concise, convenient, and common way of accomplishing a task in that language, rather than forcing it to work in a way the author is familiar with from a different language. - Adapted from Tim Mansfield

βš™ Projects

  • Rust Anthology - The best short-form writing about Rust, collected.
  • - An unofficial guide to the Rust ecosystem. Suggestions for popular, well-maintained crates.
  • - Idiomatic Rust tips - A list of quick tips to make your code more idiomatic.
  • clippy - A bunch of lints to catch common mistakes and improve your Rust code.
  • Patterns - A catalogue of design patterns in Rust.
  • Elements of Rust - A collection of software engineering techniques for effectively expressing intent with Rust.
  • Possible Rust - A blog for intermediate Rust programmers exploring real-world code and design patterns.
  • Rust API Guidelines - An extensive list of recommendations for idiomatic Rust APIs.
  • Rust by Example - A community driven collection of example code which follow Rust best practices.

πŸ‹ Workshops

  • Comprehensive Rust - A four day Rust course developed by the Android team, which covers all aspects of Rust, from basic syntax to generics and error handling. It also includes Android-specific content and touches on Rust ergonomics.
  • Build your own JIRA with Rust - A test-driven workshop to learn Rust building your own JIRA clone!
  • Ferrous Systems Teaching Material - Free workshop material produced by Ferrous Systems for trainings. The time for the full course is around three to four days.
  • PingCAP talent plan - A series of training courses about writing distributed systems in Rust. The courses primarily consist of projects where coding problems are presented, along with a partial implementation or API description, and a test suite.
  • Procedural Macros Workshop - This repo contains a selection of projects designed to learn to write Rust procedural macros β€” Rust code that generates Rust code.
  • rust-lang/rustlings - πŸ¦€ Small exercises to get you used to reading and writing Rust code!

πŸ“– Books

πŸ“° Articles





  • Await a minute by David Tolnay - Example code for moving from raw futures to async/await syntax to improve error handling, native control flow, and borrowing.
  • Taking string arguments in Rust by @Xion - Discussing how to avoid subtle issues with string handling and when to use str (the string slice) and String (the owned/allocated string).
  • Rust Patterns: Enums Instead Of Booleans by Blake Smith - Discusses how using enums instead of booleans can be useful to express intent more clearly without sacrificing safety thanks to Rust's strong semantics (like exhaustive pattern matching).





🎀 Talks


  • Tricks of the Trait: Enabling Ergonomic Extractors [Video] by Rob Ede - Rust Nation UK, Feb. 2023


  • Nine Rules for Elegant Rust Library APIs [Video] by Carl Kadie - Seattle Rust Meetup, Sep. 2022
  • Ergonomic APIs for hard problems [Video] [Slides] by Raph Levien - RustLab Conference, October 2022



  • Making Rust Delightful [Video] by @nrc - RustCon Asia 2019


  • Idiomatic Rust - Writing Concise and Elegant Rust Code [Video] [Slides] by @mre - FOSDEM 2018


πŸ’¬ Forum



πŸ“œ History

Coming from Python, I loved the guidelines on how idiomatic Python looks like. I was inspired by the likes of Peter Norvig, who wrote amazing articles on spellcheckers and sudoku solvers; and, of course, the Zen of Python. For Rust, there is no such thing as the Zen of Python, however, so I started collecting my own resources. The goal of this project is to create a peer-reviewed collection of articles/talks/repos, which teach idiomatic Rust style. It's a community project and you can contribute.

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To the extent possible under law, Matthias Endler has waived all copyright and related or neighboring rights to this work. Logo adapted from


πŸ¦€ A peer-reviewed collection of articles/talks/repos which teach concise, idiomatic Rust.






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