RYY-1356 Meet Rust: The speed of C, the comforts of Kotlin | Devoxx

Devoxx Belgium 2018
from Monday 12 November to Friday 16 November 2018.

   Meet Rust: The speed of C, the comforts of Kotlin

Hands-on Lab

Programming languages
Programming languages
Beginner & novice level
BOF 1 Tuesday from 13:30 til 16:30

Designed as a language that can solve hard problems, Rust released their 1.0 in 2015. Subsequently it was voted the Most Loved Language in 2016, 2017 and 2018 on the developer's survey of StackOverflow. Firefox Quantum made Firefox over twice as fast by rebuilding the core engine in Rust. It compiles to everything from WebAssembly to Arduino Nano. In this workshop you'll start to understand why Rust can promise thread safety without segfaults while keeping higher levels of abstraction and blazingly fast execution.

Topics covered

In this workshop we'll go from installing Rust to working with some Rust concepts. The idea is to inspire further experimentation and give an idea of what Rust can do for you.

  • rustup & cargo
  • Rust compiler
  • Struct
  • Trait
  • Option
  • Result

Be sure to bring your own laptop!

Introduction   programming   Language  
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Ruben Boumans
Ruben Boumans
From OpenValue

Ruben Boumans is a senior developer at OpenValue. He is a polyglot, working professionally with Java, playing with Python at home and previously has programmed in a ton of other languages. Ruben's current love is Rust. He always looks forward to the next hackathon or programming contest.

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