Rust 编程语言持续流行，并连续五年被开发人员们评为 Stack Overflow 的“最受喜爱”语言。我们当然也喜欢它。它是一种快速，安全且富有表现力的语言，随着它的生态系统发展，其实用性也不断提高。例如，Rust 开始用于数据科学和机器学习，并能显著提高性能。同时，用 Rust 编写的面向流的低延迟数据库 Materialize 也应运而生。
Since we last featured it on the Radar in January 2015, we've seen steadily increasing interest in Rust. Some of our clients are now using Rust, mostly in the context of infrastructure tooling but also in high-powered embedded devices. Interest was fuelled by a growing ecosystem as well as improvements to the language itself. The latter included straightforward performance improvements but also changes that make Rust more intuitive, for example the change to non-lexical scoping. Most of the significant changes are included in the Rust 2018 standard released last December.
Rust is a system programming language with modern affordances. It features a rich typing system, safe memory model and task-based concurrency. Compared to the Go language, Rust is more friendly to people who would like to write code in a functional style.