In this post I am going to walk through the creation of a webservice in Rust. This is a Getting Started post that will serve as a foundation for future posts. The webservice will return a static json response to start. There are a few different options for web frameworks in Rust, but practically all of them use the underlying HTTP library called hyper. I am most familiar with nickel, so we will be using that. Once the code is complete, we will be creating a release build that is a completely static (standalone) binary. We will then be able to deploy this binary on any modern Linux distro, including Ubuntu and Alpine Linux.