Thursday Nov 16
13:50 –
A 05 - A 06

Why is Rust Successful?


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Over the last year, Rust has found production adoption beyond Mozilla at Dropbox, Chef, Canonical and others, powering whole new production systems. Why is such a young language suddenly so eagerly picked up?

Rust is a surprisingly versatile language bringing safety increases to both the server-side and memory-constrained systems like IoT devices. But it isn't only a safe language, but also one to pleasantly program in. Rust provides both abstraction capabilities usually reserved to higher-level languages as well as fine-grained control upon need. The talk will give an overview of the problems Rust allows to solve better - in practice!

Prerequisite attendee experience level: beginner