Articles are single-page pieces that give a whirlwind tour of a specific topic.
They're different from series, which go very in-depth, taking many detours.
So! Rust futures! Easy peasy lemon squeezy. Until it's not. So let's do the easy thing, and then instead of waiting for the hard thing to sneak up on us, we'll go for it intentionally.
Here's a sentence I find myself saying several times a week:
...or we could just box it.
There's two remarkable things about this sentence.
I'd like to think that my understanding of "async Rust" has increased over the past year or so. I'm 100% onboard with the basic principle: I would like to handle thousands of concurrent tasks using a handful of threads. That sounds great!
Against all odds, it looks like the year 2020 will actually come to an end - in less than a day now. I know! Hard to believe for me too.