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What is the Rust Programming Language?

Rust is a new open-source systems programming language created by Mozilla and a community of volunteers. Rust has been voted as the most loved language by StackOverflow four years in a row.


It designed to help developers create fast, secure applications which take full advantage of the powerful features of modern multi-core processors.


It prevents segmentation faults and guarantees thread safety, all with an easy-to-learn syntax. In addition, Rust offers zero-cost abstractions, move semantics, guaranteed memory safety, threads with no data races, trait-based generics, pattern matching, type inference, and efficient C bindings, with a minimum runtime size. It has both the flexibility and low footprint of C++, and safety of a language like Python or Java.

Which Companies Use Rust?

According to Mozilla, a many companies use Rust. These companies include Mozilla themselves, Dropbox, Postmates, npm, and Yelp. 

How Do I Learn Rust?

Typically, Rust is not the first programming language someone learns. If you have extensive programming experience, Rust users on our team recommend reading this O'Reilly book, an online course named Rustlings, and the official Rust book. If you are looking for a more personalized approach to learning Rust, a Rust expert on our team can teach you at our Rust summer camp. Check out our website to learn more about these courses.

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