Why do you care about Rust? Who has the time to learn all these new languages? It seems like a new one is popping up every other week and this trend is growing at an exponential rate. Good news, a fair number of them are crafted really well and efficiently solve specific problems. Bad news, how do you keep up with all of this, let alone decide which languages to include in your companies technology portfolio.
Despite the challenges of all these new languages, a majority of developers are intrigued about the idea of becoming a polyglot, but don't know where to begin or don't have the time. In my polyglot travels, there is one language of late that is the sure-fire answer to the above questions, Rust.
In this talk I’ll explore the value behind becoming more polyglotic as a developer, how to pick languages to learn, and then dive deep in the the language of Rust. Which in my opinion, is hands down the best up and coming languages to learn.
About the Presenter
Anthony Broad-Crawford has been a developer since the year 2000 with a short side stint as a semi-professional poker player. Since his transition to software development Anthony has...
1. Built 8 patent receiving technologies
2. Founded two global companies
3. Been a CTO (3x), CPO (1x), and CEO (1x)
and is currently the CTO at Fooda where he manages product, user experience, and engineering. Fooda is predominantly web and mobile technology company focused on bringing great & healthy food from the best restaurant's to people while at the office.
Through his career, in production applications Anthony has used Ruby, Java, Jave (Android), Objective-C and Swift, .NET, Erlang, Scala, Node.JS, LISP, Smalltalk, and even assembly, with his recent favorite, Rust . No, not all at the same time in the same application.
Anthony now spends his time building great teams, that leverage great technology, to build great products, but still looks to codes every chance he can get :)