SpaceX prototypes some new projects with Rust builds as they continue to be favored by giants
Rust has walked into another tech giant’s shoes.
Recently, some members of the SpaceX software development team conducted an AMA (Ask Me Anything) event on Reddit, which allowed anyone to ask them questions about the SpaceX project.
One of the users, “imjasonmiller”, asked the SpaceX software development team about their views on Rust. It is understood that the SpaceX software development team was asked similar questions at the last AMA event, but at that time the team did not use the Rust language to develop programs, only in internal discussions.
The SpaceX team is already using Rust
User “imjasonmiller” asked: “Do you have any thoughts on programming languages? I remember someone mentioning this in the last AMA. I’d be interested to know if your team has any more ideas about the language since then, and if you’re using Rust at all, and how you’re using it. Finally, congratulations on your recent success!”
To that question, SpaceX team member Asher replied that they are indeed very interested in Rust as a language with outstanding advantages in terms of security, performance and modern tools.
They are also happy to use the same language for embedded systems, simulators, tools and web applications. Asher revealed that the SpaceX software development team has already started prototyping some of their new projects in Rust, and stressed that this is just the beginning of their entire Rust journey.
Image source: Reddit
Has Rust become a mainstream programming language?
The SpaceX team’s support for Rust is actually no surprise – after all, as Rust has gotten better and better in recent years, many tech giants have been turning their attention to it.
According to Stack Overflow, Rust has topped the developer “favorite programming language” list for four years in a row. The results of this survey reflect the opinions and experiences of nearly 65,000 developers.
Data source: Stack Overflow
Rust is a multi-paradigm system programming language that focuses on security, especially secure concurrency. Syntactically similar to C++, but it is designed to provide better memory security while maintaining high performance. With these features, Rust is loved by more and more developers. Is Rust really becoming a mainstream programming language?
To this question, after SpaceX praised the Rust language, the netizens reacted like this.
@Ishkebab: “To be expected, after all Rust is mainstream now, basically every company is using or following it.”
And some users under that message also think that Rust can’t be considered a mainstream programming language yet, because there are still many companies that won’t switch to Rust right now.
@rapsey: “It’s a big world, except for tech giants like SpaceX who will use Rust, most others are still using Java/C++ /PHP/ C# /Node.JS.”
@Celousco: “It’s not as mainstream as you’d think, and many companies have to start the transition with Java.”
Some people are concerned about the popularity of Rust, and even “liking Rust” can easily be seen as “following the crowd.
@dimp_lick_johnson: “C developers push Go because they think it’s the future, and team leaders push C or C++ because they’re lazy, and I’m seen as a superficial follower who talks about Rust every day and is seen as just following the fad, but I do it because I really like it. the language and realized that it could fix the most mistakes our team has ever made.”
Do you think Rust will become a mainstream programming language in the future? What do you think about Rust?
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