Your Server as a Function, Actix-net, and composable network services

Twitter’s 2013 Paper Your Server as a Function presents a functional model for distributed server software, based on the primitives of futures, services, and filters. The paper touches on the ideas behind high-level Rust APIs like tokio or futures, but it’s particularly relevant to Actix-net, which creates the building blocks for the Rust-based micro web framework Actix-web.