Doing coding challenges can be a great way to learn to code in a new language. In this talk, Peter will give some tips on choosing suitable challenges and will work through an example challenge, sharing lessons learned and giving suggestions on process and techniques.
Peter has been developing software for over 30 years. As an active member of the OO community, he was a regular speaker at the OT and SPA conferences. In 1999, he co-founded Connextra, pioneering many of today's main-stream Agile practices. For ten years, Peter's primary interest has been functional programming, and he now leads the FPF team at Barclays, developing languages for modelling Structured Products, and tools for pricing and managing trades, in Haskell.
Rust has a well defined API for FFI but almost all of the documentation focuses on calling other languages from Rust. In this talk Emily will be showing how Rust can be used to share functionality between different platforms, covering cross compilation, platform specific requirements and some gotchas to be aware of.
Emily is a Staff Engineer in the Browser Architecture team at Mozilla. She has been developing with Rust for a year and is currently working on replacing Firefox's sync and storage modules with Rust based cross platform libraries.