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Recently I started a new web application that’ll use a Rust server. I used one of the most popular ORM for Rust: diesel.rs.

Unfortunately, I ran into some issues that seem to be relatively common (judging by the Google results I’ve seen). I decided to take a moment to write down my findings and document them here in this article.

It basically boils down to some problems related to environment variables on Windows. The documentation is pretty clear, but I found it to be a bit lacking when it came to getting PostgreSQL and diesel.rs working nicely on Windows.

This…


These days non-relational databases are everywhere. Almost all popular languages have drivers for these databases. Personally, I’m a fan of MongoDB as it’s fairly easy to work with, performs well, and suits all my needs and then some!

In this post, we’ll take a look at the Rust driver for MongoDB. By the end of this article you’ll be able to operate on your own collections using Rust.

Please bear in mind that this article will stick to relatively basic operations. The goal of this article is to get you up to speed with the MongoDB driver, that’s all.

We…


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I absolutely love to learn new things. Whether it’s something to advance my career (scrum master training), personal development (blogging), or just a fun hobby (motorcycling).

But, sometimes I seem to somewhat suffer from Imposter Syndrome. Especially at work or when listening to technical talks. I can’t help but have the feeling that I’m lacking knowledge and that I don’t know nearly enough to properly do my job.

I’ve tried various ways to shake this feeling, but to no avail. I even tried to share knowledge by trying to make educational videos and hosting my own website with articles! …


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These days the Rust programming language seems to be everywhere you go online. In fact, the Rust language was rated as one of the most loved languages by the community in the 2020 StackOverflow developer survey!

I often tend to stay away from hypes and new languages, but the amount of engineers praising Rust has grown significantly over the years. So much that I just had to check it out myself!

My day-to-day job mostly involves writing backends using either .NET or Spring Boot. …

Tahar Meijs

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