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Hello, Rust Enthusiasts!

Welcome to the latest edition of Rust Trends, your go-to source for everything happening in the world of Rust programming.

In this issue, we delve into the fascinating insights of Matthias Endler, a renowned Rust consultant, as he explores the increasing adoption of Rust in production environments, especially among tech giants.

We discuss the Rust Foundation's latest initiative: a training and certification program. This program, aimed at bolstering Rust's growing popularity and demand, is set to enrich the community with quality educational resources and certification opportunities, further solidifying Rust's position in the tech industry.

Additionally, we're excited to announce the release of Rust 1.74.0. This release continues to demonstrate Rust's commitment to innovation and stability, offering developers even more tools and capabilities to build robust, efficient applications.

Stay tuned for more updates and insights in the dynamic world of Rust programming.

Article on Corrode: Why Rust in Production?

Corrode Why Rust in Production

Why Rust in Production?

Matthias Endler's article, "Why Rust in Production?" on Corrode, is a comprehensive and insightful exploration of the increasing interest in Rust, especially among tech giants like Microsoft, Google, and Amazon. The article addresses a common gap in the dialogue about Rust: the skewed understanding of its application in production settings, particularly for small and medium-sized businesses.

Matthias, through his role as a Rust consultant, brings a wealth of experience from working with various companies. He emphasizes that businesses often prioritize productivity, stability, and long-term maintainability over mere performance. His insights are backed by public data and surveys, adding credibility to his observations.

The article delves into the reasons for using Rust in production, highlighting its reliability, stability, predictable runtime behavior, cost savings, and developer ergonomics. It also touches upon the focus on long-term sustainability and the increasing popularity of Rust among developers.

However, he doesn't shy away from discussing the challenges associated with Rust, such as its immature ecosystem, the scarcity of experienced developers, and the steep learning curve. He provides a balanced view, acknowledging the commitment required to integrate Rust into a technology stack.

For anyone considering Rust for their projects or simply curious about its growing popularity, Matthias Endler's article is an essential read.

Who is Matthias Endler?

In the dynamic world of Rust programming, Matthias Endler stands out as a notable figure. A seasoned Rust developer and open-source maintainer, Matthias has been instrumental in advancing the Rust ecosystem. His journey with Rust began in 2015, and since 2019, he has been professionally involved in the Rust community. His expertise is not just limited to development; he extends his knowledge through training, consulting, and contracting, focusing on delivering idiomatic Rust code that is straightforward and lacking of unnecessary complexities.

His contributions to the Rust community are significant, with popular Rust crates like tinysearch, hyperjson, and lychee credited to his name. Matthias is also a familiar face in the Rust conference circuit, having spoken at events like FOSDEM in Brussels, Cod{e}motion in Amsterdam, and BrisTech in Bristol, among others. He has also conducted workshops at various conferences, sharing his Rust expertise with a wider audience.

Rust Foundation Initiative for a Training and Certification Program

Training and Certification Program

The Rust Foundation has announced its plan to develop a training and certification program for the Rust programming language. This initiative reflects the language's growing popularity, as evidenced by its repeated recognition as the most-loved programming language and the increasing demand for Rust courses. The Foundation aims to use the proceeds from this program to support the Rust community and ecosystem.

This program is in its early planning stages and involves collaboration with Rust community experts, including Tim McNamara, an experienced Rust educator. The Foundation's goal is to supplement existing Rust education resources, empower educators, and provide a means for professionals to verify their Rust skills. Details on course pricing and structure are still being developed, with a focus on directing all proceeds towards supporting Rust Foundation initiatives and the Rust Project.


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