Rust is a programming language first released in 2015. With its focus on type safety, concurrency, and performance, it is a safe and practical language to write low-level code while avoiding some of the drawbacks and security vulnerabilities associated with other languages like C and C++.
Rust is very useful in situations requiring system-level programming, such as operating systems, web servers, game engines, and more.
Rust has several advantages including its:
- Concurrency Support: With its model based on ownership and borrowing, Rust has built-in support for concurrency and parallel programming.
- Ecosystem: There are several of libraries and frameworks available for use within Rust. It also has Cargo, a command line tool that can be used to manage dependencies, create documentation, test code, and more.
- Efficiency: Rust is designed to be fast and efficient, making it suitable for performance-critical applications like systems programming.
- Cross-Platform: Code can be run across various operating systems and hardware architectures.