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Is Rust popular enough to get contributors and employees? Is Rust popular enough to base my next project or product on it?

This article is Part 2 in a 7-Part Series.

I know many engineers who already love Rust, and many others who don’t and are excited to get an opportunity to learn and use Rust. This short video looks for something a little less anecdotal, though not scientific, to convince us that Rust is gaining enough popularity to base a new project on it.

Here are some of the highlights:

  • Rust has over 8,000 contributers, publishing a new version every six weeks
  • Rust’s platinum sponsors include several of the world’s biggest companies
  • Rust is the top language for Web Assembly
  • Rust is heading into the Linux kernel, which never even used C++
  • Rust is already in the Windows kernel
  • Rust is heavily used in Android
  • sudo is being rewritten in Rust
  • Chromium will support third-party Rust libraries
  • Most loved language by programmers seven years in a row

This article is Part 2 in a 7-Part Series.