A Lightspeed Introduction to Rust

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Rust is a programming language.

As of this writing it's at version 1.40, only ~9 years old!

Rust 1.0 was released in 2015

Compare that to

  • JavaScript, 1995 ~24 years old
  • Haskell, 1990 ~30 years old

Mozilla was the first investor in Rust, being heavily involved in the development of the language. Coincedentally Mozilla was also heavily involved in the development of JavaScript (not just) through its beginnings as an arm of the Netscape Communications Corporation.

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People who write Rust are endearingly called "Rustaceans".

Rust has a (unofficial) mascot named Ferris. ferris the crab

Get Rust!