Rust revealed

Rust, an open-source systems programming language, was created by Mozilla Research to solve issues that plagued the development community for ages — memory safety and concurrency in multi-threaded code. Thanks to its innovative approach to systems development, Rust rose to the bare top of web popularity.

Rust stands out for its unique ability to deliver memory safety without garbage collection. Unlike other programming languages, Rust implements a system of ownership rules checked by the compiler at compile-time.

As a result, it prevents soul-sucking programming errors such as:

Null pointer dereferencing
Double-free
Data races

Where Rust stands out:

The distinguishing features

Rust’s fundamental objective is to empower developers by enabling them to generate highly proficient system software without sacrificing speed or safety. With a strong emphasis on performance and security, Rust surpasses conventional system-level programming languages, providing a superior developer-friendly environment.

This is possible by adopting advanced features such as:

Memory safety without garbage collection

One of Rust’s distinct features is its ability to guarantee memory safety without requiring a garbage collector, setting it apart from modern programming languages. Rust achieves this feat through its revolutionary ownership model, eliminating frequently occurring programming errors.

Zero-cost abstractions

Rust offers high-level abstractions without hindering low-level control, enabling developers to develop efficient and expressive code that delivers exceptional performance. Therefore, sit back and toss your worries about sacrificing performance when using Rust’s high-level abstractions

Concurrency without data races

Rust comes with exceptional support for concurrent and parallel programming, aided by its ownership and type system. Rust’s innovative approach to concurrency guarantees that programs written in Rust are free from data races by design, not by chance.

Fearless system programming

System programming is widely regarded as intricate and prone to errors. However, Rust aims to alter this perception by empowering everyone to generate dependable and proficient system-level software. All that while saying NO to the common pitfalls associated with it.

Immutable by default

Rust employs immutable variables from the get-go, promoting a coding style that minimizes shared mutable states. This approach significantly reduces the occurrence of bugs that frequently arise due to the mutable state being shared among different parts of the program.

Type inference and pattern matching

Rust’s static type system, combined with its pattern matching feature, results in more intelligible and foreseeable code, reducing debug time.

Why use Rust for your projects?

Rust comes with an unparalleled toolbox, perfectly mixed with speed, memory safety, and developer-friendly features, making it an excellent choice for developing high-performance applications

Performance

Unlike low-level languages like C++, Rust’s design ensures that it not only provides raw power but also delivers safety guarantees lacking in other programming languages.

Reliability

Rust’s static type system and ownership model eliminates the infamous issues. From null, dangling pointers to data races, those code creeps are extinct within Rust. That’s how this aspect significantly enhances the dependability of Rust code, making it simpler to maintain.

Productive tooling

Rust boasts several high-quality tools, including the Cargo package manager. Cargo simplifies project management and dependency handling. The Rust compiler’s effective error messages function is another helpful tool you’ll find when working with Rust when catching and solving issues.

Developer ergonomics

Rust’s design prioritizes a user-friendly experience for developers. The language offers high-level features like type inference, pattern matching, and zero-cost abstractions, enabling Rust code to be expressive and easily understandable. Moreover, Rust’s outstanding documentation and supportive community make it an accessible programming language even for beginners.

Interoperability

Rust is an excellent option for gradually replacing essential parts of legacy systems as it easily interfaces with C. Rust’s seamless integration with existing C codebases incurs no runtime cost, making it a practical solution to update and improve outdated systems.

Wide range of applications

Rust’s unique feature set makes it well-suited to a wide range of tasks. From embedding in other languages, writing game engines (Bevy, RG3D, Nannou, and Fyrox), and building web servers, operating systems, and even browser components, Rust can do it all!

Types of applications we made with Rust

The unique blend of features offered by Rust makes it a compelling option for developing numerous complex applications. That’s precisely what we do — we use Rust’s unmatched characteristics to build all sorts of applications.

Browser components

Thanks to Rust’s ability to deliver safety guarantees and high performance, we developed projects running some of its most famous components:

  1. Seed — Framework for building browser-based frontend UIs
  2. Quantum CSS — Styling engine used in Firefox
  3. WebAssembly — Low-level bytecode format that can be used to run code written in any language in the browser

Game engines

Using Rust’s advanced type system and ownership model for avoiding prevalent multi-threading issues, we developed scripts for running within Amethyst, Bevy, and Fyrox — Rust-powered game engines.

File systems

Thanks to Rust’s superpower of providing low-level control and high-level abstractions, developing Rust-based file systems were no match for our developers. Some of the projects include the development of the:

  1. Redox — Unix-like operating system with a Rust-based file system called TFS (Tar File System).
  2. RustyOS — An operating system that’s written in Rust that includes a file system called RustyFS.
  3. Rust-FUSE — Rust library that provides a high-level interface for building file systems using FUSE (Filesystem in Userspace).

Cryptocurrency and blockchain applications

The cryptocurrency and blockchain industry mandates secure and resilient programming languages. That’s why we used Rust’s memory safety and strong type system to develop some of the key components for the most popular cryptocurrency projects, such as:

  1. Polkadot — A blockchain platform that allows for interoperability between different blockchains.
  2. NEAR — A blockchain platform built with Rust and designed to be developer-friendly.
  3. Zcash — A privacy-focused cryptocurrency built with Rust. 
  4. Elrond — A scalable blockchain platform built with Rust that uses sharding to achieve high transaction throughput.

Embedded systems

We used Rust’s ability to interface with low-level hardware and handle resource-constrained environments to develop firmware and IoT applications. Some of the industries in which our Rust embedded systems found their home are:

  1. Industrial IoT
  2. Aerospace
  3. Energy
  4. Healthcare

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Rust vs. The world: A compelling contrast

There is an abundance of programming languages to choose from, but Rust has unique benefits setting it apart from popular choices like C++ and Go.

Memory management

Rust’s memory management system enforces ownership rules checked at compile time instead of relying on manual management like C++. This results in safer code without compromising performance or requiring a garbage collector, which minimizes crashes and bugs caused by improper memory usage.

Thread safety

Rust also excels in thread safety through its “fearless concurrency” approach. It promotes efficient concurrent execution without risking data races. In contrast, managing concurrency in C++ is quite a challenge even for experienced develop

The package manager of tomorrow

Rust’s package manager (Cargo) is more intuitive and less complicated than C++’s options while providing reliable support for documentation generation and unit testing. Although Go has strong package management capabilities, Rust’s system keeps the top place with robust and mature features.

Learning curve

While Rust may have a steeper learning curve compared to Go because of unique concepts like ownership and borrowing enforced by compilers, don’t feel discouraged. Thanks to those same Rust features, you can sit back and enjoy executing safe codes with good memory management systems all day long.

A good rule of thumb we like to use: Always align your programming language to your specific project requirements, no matter if you’re a Rust fan or a C++ enjoyer. With some, you’ll need characteristics of Go, and with others Rust’s high performance for those heavy-weight applications. Align your programming language to your project, not the other way around.

Our Rust development services

With more than a decade long experience in developing high-performing applications, Rust is our developer’s second nature.

We aren’t your everyday Rust developers. We are your new strategic partners in guaranteeing exceptional outcomes throughout the entire development process. Best of all — we offer a comprehensive range of services to address a wide variety of needs.

Rust application development

Our seasoned Rust developers specialize in creating custom software solutions, web services, and system-level applications that exactly match your business needs. We leverage the reliability and security of Rust to deliver high-performing applications that meet your specific requirements.

Rust component development

Our team is committed to reducing development timelines while enhancing consistency in application design with reusable components for integration within existing or upcoming projects. This leads to shorter development time and better resource efficiency throughout the development process.

Rust consulting and support

Should you require professional guidance for ongoing projects or expert support to resolve complex challenges, our Rust developers are here to help! With industry best practices, architectural advice, performance optimization tactics, and Rust know-how, your complex project turns into an afternoon coffee with croissants.

Rust migration

If you’re thinking of transitioning from your current language to the memory-safe and fast performance of Rust, we have a solution for you. We provide seamless migration services that ensure minimal downtime required for switching/migrating programs over without any hassle.

Our Rust development methodology

Our philosophy is centered around a cooperative approach to providing outstanding Rust development services. Here’s what that philosophy looks like in action:

Understanding your requirements

We begin by acquiring a comprehensive understanding of your Rust project’s objectives and requirements. Through inclusive dialogues with your development team, we examine the finer details of your project’s scope and expectations.

Selection of development talent

After a detailed assessment process based on our understanding of your specifications, we select the best of the best Rust developers from our skilled pool. Our selection criteria focus not only on technical expertise but also on cultural congruity and work ethic alignment with your organization.

Initiation of the project

With a professional team in place, we initiate the project in collaboration with your team while ensuring transparent communication at every phase. In this stage, we often use agile methodology for establishing a well-defined roadmap that meets deadlines and adheres to your budgetary requirements.

Development and coding

Our team of developers adheres to Rust development best practices using a modular and clean coding approach when developing your application after finalizing the design. It’s how we ensure the code is scalable and maintainable.

Quality assurance and testing

After development, we deploy our Quality Assurance teams. They rigorously conduct testing throughout the development process, including unit testing, integration testing, performance testing, and much more

Deployment

Once the application passes all our tests, we move to deploy it in your preferred environment- be it on-premise or cloud-based. We like to do smooth application deployment with minimal downtime.

Support and maintenance

Our responsibility doesn’t end at deployment alone! We provide ongoing Rust support to guarantee optimal application functionality through updates with new features, security reviews/upgrades & handling any Rust issues that arise.

Rust: The new future of systems programming

 

At Code Power, we don’t stop at delivering your everyday, run-of-the-mill kind of Rust application.
We provide innovative Rust solutions that strengthen your business with optimal robustness. Our team of professional Rust developers accompanies you every step of the way while pushing the limits of what is achievable in crafting cutting-edge Rust applications.

It’s time to harness Rust’s power through our expert guidance. Begin your journey with us today and experience something extraordinary!