Challenger Language Series - Rust

23 July 2020 • 2 min read

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For over 20 years, JavaScript, Java and C have topped the lists of most popular programming languages but we love learning about what else is out there.


What alternatives are available to us, and what kind of ecosystems could we use them in? Should we be considering using them… or not?

In this second part of a five-part series, we’ll be looking at Rust - a language that continually tops the ‘most loved’ lists.

For 48 years, C has been the mainstay for low-level system programming. Can Rust, with its modern security, safety and programming paradigms baked into the language, be a worthy challenger to this crown?


This session will cover:


  • A brief history of Rust
  • Rust’s use cases
  • Features of the language
  • A live demo
  • Is it worth looking into?


About George


George is a product developer at AND Digital. Having started his career in embedded systems and operating systems, there’s a special place in his heart for making programming in the embedded space more accessible for everyone. He's worked in the children’s games and enterprise consultancy sectors, and has extensive experience in full-stack development, DevOps processes, Agile methodologies, and numerous programming languages.


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11.00: Join online event and introduction

11.10: Challenger Languages Series - Rust

11.30: Q&A

11.45: Close


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