Five years of Rust - a full-stack programming language for the next decade(s)

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2023-09-19 15:00:02

To celebrate the five years of the Rust programming language, this blog post is the second of a series where I explain why I think Rust will be the programming language for the next decade(s), and why you should learn and use it too! In the first blog post, we have seen why Rust is truly cross-platform. In this post, we’ll explore the range of application domains where Rust can be used to build software. Or rather, we’ll only scratch the tip of the iceberg, given that Rust is growing in so many domains!

Whether Rust is a full-stack programming language is still a hot debate, my opinion is that it is, and I hope that this blog post will convince you as well!

After that, I’ll conclude this series of posts with some perspectives on the Rust ecosystem, and Rust’s upcoming role in the job market.

Now that we’ve seen that Rust is truly cross-platform, you may wonder what is the ideal application to write in Rust. From my previous post, you may think that Rust mostly targets performance-critical applications. But even for applications where performance matters less, Rust’s expressiveness and reliability make it a good choice as well. With the nice side-effect that you won’t regret this investment if performance becomes relevant in the future, due to scaling your application, or because Moore’s law is coming to an end.

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