C++ and Rust are both system programming languages that can be used to produce software and software platforms. They are both capable of interacting with low-level components such as operating systems or firmware on a microcontroller, or at a high level for application development.
Readers of this blog are most probably well familiar with C++, so needs no introduction. However, it may be interesting to look more closely at Rust, which according to StackOverflow surveys has been the most loved programming language for the past five years. Indeed, Rust is a hot topic at the moment!
At this point, is there a point to comparing C++ to Rust? Is Rust intended to replace C++, or is it just a tool that makes low-level programming more accessible? With a growing ecosystem and community, and the lure of safer code, it is indeed worthwhile to compare Rust to C++.
One of the obvious questions is, which of these languages is better for enterprise? This is not an easy thing to answer, given that enterprise-grade software requires good marks in several aspects, including how well a solution is accepted and supported by the industry.