There are good reasons why Rust is becoming increasingly popular. One key reason is the growing need for efficiency and risk minimisation. This is where using Rust offers a number of advantages, whether it’s for a heart pacemaker, an airbag or for online chat and videoconferencing applications.
The main advantage Rust offers is that it is able to categorically put a stop to memory safety errors, so that post-release bugs are far rarer. Products written in C or C++ found to have memory safety errors are increasingly going to find themselves being unfavourably compared to Rust.
So how can you assess Rust’s potential for your business?
- If you’re a big C/C++ user, you should start by analysing the extent to which memory safety errors affect your development speed and the reliability of your applications. Elimination of these errors will usually be noticeable as early as the implementation phase as a result of an increase in the debugging workload.
- If you develop lots of enterprise applications in Java, C# or Go, we recommend analysing your speed, latency and memory use requirements. The more important these factors are, the more attractive Rust is likely to be.
A pilot project is a good option for making an initial evaluation. This delivers valuable insights into the potential offered by Rust across your business. A sound business case ensures a good ROI.
We are happy to support you on your journey!