In this post, we are going to get An Introduction to Rust Programming language. Rust is one of those languages which is getting popular among developers. This is becoming popular due to its blazing-fast performance, resistance to segmentation faults, and guaranteed thread-safe environment features. These features help the developers on all platforms especially embedded platforms.
It is a modern systems programming language developed by the Mozilla Corporation. Mozilla developed it to make the best use of concurrent and secure programming concepts in-system programming. The core languages like C and C++ compile to native code which makes them close to hardware and super-fast in performance, similarly, Rust compiles to native code. since it is making the best use of concurrency so it is becoming more popular for applications.
What you should know to learn rust?
To start learning Rust you do not need any extensive experience of programming, you just need to have a basic understanding of programming concepts. This course is designed for beginners as it will start from scratch and will start from the basics.
Why is it becoming so popular?
Initially, rust was becoming popular among the system programming developers because this overcomes a lot of pain points existing languages that are used in system programming. But as developers of other fields are exploring this they are falling in love with this language.
They see a lot of reasons for this love:
- Speed and performance.It is fast and flexible.
- Safe Memory Management.
- Easy to use in many fields like system programming, Game development, API development.
- It can be used in browser programming.
- Rust plugin are available for many development environments.
- Rust is a popular programming language for cryptocurrencies and blockchain.
- Many Big companies are using Rust in their projects.
You will be surprised to know that Rust has been Stack Overflow’s most loved language for five years in a row. Its popularity and usage are increasing and language is growing with time with stable features.
Where you can use Rust?
Rust is such a powerful and versatile language that you can use it in a lot of types of projects like:
- System development.
- Operating systems.
- Enterprise systems.
- Embedded systems.
- File systems.
- Web Browser components.
- Simulation engines for virtual reality.
- 3D Games.
- Mobile Development.
Performance of Rust
When it comes to the performance of the Rust at runtime, then it can beat even C and C++.
Rust is compiled directly into machine code, there is no virtual machine or interpreter sitting between the code and CPU. Also, Rust has an excellent thread and memory management that makes it faster. It handles the memory checks at the compile time so it could take you time to compile but it won’t take time at runtime.
This is handled in rust with its unique way of ensuring memory safety that involves a system of ownership and a borrow checking.