Learning Systems Programming: Rust vs C (Part 1)

I’ve been wanting to learn systems programming for a long time now. After reading about Rust every-other-day on Hacker News I’ve been dying to dive into it but have found that most tutorials online get kind of tough to follow for those of us without a C/C++ background. So, I found a copy of The C Programming Language on Amazon for 15 bucks and will be learning both C and Rust at the same time by doing the exercises in Kernighan & Ritchie’s highly praised 2nd edition book.