Rust in 2019: Security, Maturity, Stability
NOTE: This is a work-in-progress I have put online a bit early. Check back later for the complete version
I’ve been a day-to-day Rust user for nearly 5 years now. In that time I’ve perpetually felt like Rust is “the language that will be awesome tomorrow”. Rust has always felt like it had so much promise and potential, but if you actually sat down and tried to use it, the result was akin to trying to assemble a complex mechanism but you were always missing a few pieces.
I managed to suffer through it in the long long ago of 2014, and each year it’s gotten better, until in 2018 I could confidently say “Now’s a great time to start learning Rust”. But how about actually writing a real-world Rust application and deploying it to production?
2018 marked my second year as a full-time Rust developer, and I’m happy to say it’s the first year I shipped production Rust applications (not just...
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