Facebook is now officially a member of the Rust Foundation. The foundation was created earlier this year by Mozilla, Huawei, Google, Microsoft, and Amazon Web Services (AWS). Rust, which is an open-source programming language, was developed by Mozilla in 2010. Since then, it has been the most favorite language among developers.
On Stack Overflow’s Developer Page, Rust has been voted as the most loved language for the last five years. The language is popular with major tech giants, even before officially creating the foundation. Facebook, which is the latest tech giant to become a member, has also been developing internal tools using Rust since 2016.
“For developers, Rust offers the performance of older languages like C++ with a heavier focus on code safety. Today, there are hundreds of developers at Facebook writing millions of lines of Rust code,” shares the Facebook engineering team in a new blog post.
Facebook also shared that it now has a dedicated team of Rust developers that will be pushing the adoption of language inside the company and also add contributions to Rust and open-source projects based on it.