Before you can start writing an actix application, you’ll need a version of Rust installed. We recommend you use rustup to install or configure such a version.
Before we begin, we need to install Rust using the rustup installer:
curl --proto '=https' --tlsv1.2 -sSf https://sh.rustup.rs | sh
If you already have rustup installed, run this command to ensure you have the latest version of Rust:
The actix framework requires Rust version 1.40.0 and up.
The fastest way to start experimenting with actix is to clone the actix repository and run the included examples in the examples/ directory. The following set of commands runs the
git clone https://github.com/actix/actix
cargo run --example ping
Check examples/ directory for more examples.