Topic: rust

Android Open Source Project now supports Rust

In an effort to ensure Android is secure and stable, Google has announced the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) will support Rust for developing the operating system. According to the company, memory safety bugs continue to plague code and memory-safe programming languages like Kotlin, Java and Rust help prevent these bugs from happening in the … continue reading

Async Foundations Working Group to build a shared vision for Async Rust

In an effort to make asynchronous programming in Rust more available to everyone, the Async Foundations Working Group is building a shared vision document for Async Rust. According to the working group, this will accelerate Rust’s adoption for building distributed systems.  “Whatever they’re using it for, we want all developers to love using Async Rust. … continue reading

Rust Foundation launches with founding members Mozilla, Google, Microsoft, and more

The Rust team has announced the formation of a new non-profit group, the Rust Foundation, that will help guide the programming language and community by supporting the maintainers of the project.  According to the Rust Core Team, the creation of the Rust Foundation is a huge step of growth for the language. It shows a … continue reading

What’s all the fuss about Rust?

The Rust systems programming language is still in its infancy, having only released the first stable version of the language in 2015, but that hasn’t stopped it from rising to the top of developer charts. Last year, it broke onto the TIOBE Index Top 20 list of the most popular programming languages for the first … continue reading

Microsoft makes Win32 APIs available to more languages

Microsoft has expanded the scope of Win32 APIs beyond support for C and C++, with added support for C# and Rust through the win32metadata project now available in preview on GitHub. Other languages will follow, according to the Windows development team.  Previously, developers using languages other than C and C++ had to use wrappers or … continue reading

GCC front-end for Rust gets new funding for its development efforts

Open Source Security, Inc. has announced new funding for the GCC front-end for Rust project. The funding will go towards full-time and public development efforts.  GCC front-end for Rust is an open-source project designed to provide an alternative Rust compiler for GCC. “The origin of this project was a community effort several years ago where … continue reading

Rust survey reveals focus on stability in 2020 is paying off

A key focus of improving the Rust language in 2020 has been on stabilizing features, and according to the newly released Rust 2020 Survey, those efforts have paid off. Survey respondents in general felt that stability of the language has been improving.  The rust-analyzer and IntelliJ Rust plugin were key projects highlighted in the survey … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Infragistics updates Ignite UI for Angular 11, Buildkite expands GitHub integration, and Rust 1.48

Infragistics’ Ignite UI toolkit for Angular 11 includes a complete library of Angular-native UI components, material-based components and over 60 high-performance charts and data grids. The new release includes additions such as updates to all of the Angular grids, export to Excel, accessibility/ARIA, and more across all of the controls in its enterprise-grade toolkit.  “We’ve … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Linux Foundation to host Servo web engine, Postman public workspaces beta launched, and split diffs added in GitHub Desktop

The Linux Foundation has announced it will now host the Servo web engine. Servo is an open source, high-performance browser engine that is designed for both application and embedded use and is written in the Rust programming language. “The Linux Foundation’s track record for hosting and supporting the world’s most ubiquitous open source technologies makes … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Rust 1.46 released, AnalysisLevel introduced in .NET 5’s C# compiler, and ArangoDB 3.7

The latest Rust programming langauge release enables new things to appear in ‘const fn,’ two new standard library APIs, and one feature useful for library authors. By including the features in ‘const fn’, this led to a 40x performance improvement in Microsoft’s WinRT bindings for Rust, according to the working group behind the language. The … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Visual Studio 2019 16.6 support for C++20 Ranges, WinUI 3 preview 2, and Rust 1.45 released

Visual Studio 2019 version 16.6 contains the first user-visible pieces of C++20 Ranges support, according to Microsoft.  The standard library concepts in ‘<concepts>’ have been shipping in MSVC since version 16.3. This includes the customization point ‘std::ranges::swap.’ Also available are the first batch of Range algorithms in ‘<algorithm>.’ Additional details are available here. WinUI 3 … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Rust makes TIOBE Index top 20 list, GitHub’s Dependabot version updates, and Checkmarx SCA

Rust has made it to the TIOBE Index Top 20 for the first time, ten years since its inception.  All the verbose programming and sharp edges of other languages are solved by Rust while being statically strongly typed. Its type system prevents run-time null pointer exceptions and memory management is calculated compile-time. So no garbage … continue reading

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