Duke University

Rust for DevOps

This course is part of Rust Programming Specialization

Taught in English

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Noah Gift
Alfredo Deza

Instructors: Noah Gift

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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Intermediate level

Recommended experience

18 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
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What you'll learn

  • Apply DevOps principles and workflows to build, deploy, and operate applications using technologies like Rust, containers, logging, and monitoring.

  • Instrument applications with logging and monitoring using frameworks like ELK stack and Prometheus to gain observability into systems.

  • Automate system administration tasks like file parsing, command execution, and cron jobs using Rust to improve efficiency.

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December 2023

Assessments

4 quizzes, 1 assignment

Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Intermediate level

Recommended experience

18 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

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There are 4 modules in this course

This week, you will learn how to explain the core principles and practices of DevOps including automation, monitoring, collaboration, and iteration. You will also learn to describe key considerations for DevOps-enabled applications like version control, testing, linting, packaging, and programming languages. Additionally, you will define containerization and how it relates to DevOps workflows. Finally, you will identify real-world examples and use cases of applied DevOps methodologies. You will apply these learnings by discussing DevOps fundamentals and relating them to your own experience working on technical teams and building applications.

What's included

20 videos10 readings1 quiz1 assignment1 discussion prompt

This week, you will learn how to instrument applications with logging and monitoring using frameworks like ELK stack and Prometheus. You will install, configure, and connect monitoring tools to gain observability into your systems. By adding logging and custom monitoring endpoints to your Rust code, you will understand how to expose metrics and logs for collection. Finally, you will explore strategies like scraping versus pushing data, retention policies, and controlling verbosity. You will apply these concepts by implementing end-to-end monitoring for a sample application.

What's included

17 videos10 readings1 quiz

This week, you will learn how to automate common system administration tasks using Rust. You will build CLI utilities that can parse files, crawl directories, run external programs, and schedule cron jobs. By handling command output, reporting errors, and logging results, you will create robust automation scripts. You will also construct compliance checks that evaluate system state against policies, using JSON and other formats for reporting. You will apply these techniques to automate real-world tasks like log parsing, and compliance verification.

What's included

18 videos6 readings1 quiz2 ungraded labs

This week, you will learn how to implement continuous integration and continuous delivery pipelines using tools like GitHub Actions and Jenkins. You will understand core CI/CD concepts, components of a pipeline, and workflows for automating builds, tests, and deployments. By managing dependencies between jobs, implementing logic, and linting artifacts, you will create robust pipelines tailored to your project needs. You will apply these skills to build an automated CI/CD pipeline for a sample application.

What's included

15 videos6 readings1 quiz

Instructors

Noah Gift
Duke University
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