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Rust Achieves Stability, Ready for Production Use

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As anticipated, the first stable release of the Rust programming language has been made.  Rust describes itself as a language that “…combines low-level control over performance with high-level convenience and safety guarantees.”  The big news about this official 1.0 release is that it represents a focus on stability so that those wanting to learn and use Rust can expect a solid foundation from which to build on.

Users new to the language will find a friendly environment, as the Rust compiler will not allow unstable features to be used.  The guide to the Rust Standard Library contains information on the primitives, modules, and macros included within the language.  All are considered stable except where specifically noted.  Nightly builds remain capable of running unstable features should you wish to experiment with them.

Developer Chris Morgan has prepared a website that provides a dashboard on Rush’s progress towards being ready to produce web applications with a fully native Rust stack.  Separately the project maintains an online book on how to get started with Rust and put it to work.

Coinciding with this release is the availability of Rust 1.1 Beta, as part of the project’s plan to make regular shipments of code every 6 weeks.  (Binaries and source are available at the Rust hompage.)  Full release notes are available along with the source at GitHub.

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