Here at Integer 32, we’ve noticed some people working at larger software companies mention that Rust is a tough sell. Much of the Rust ecosystem assumes that you can install crates directly from crates.io, and that all crates are open source. Company policies are sometimes in conflict with these assumptions. We want to provide a solution to address these issues and are looking for a sponsor. Is that your company?
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While attending CodeMash 2017, I had a realization about how an upcoming Rust feature could be used to make higher order functions nicer without the overhead of a heap allocation, and wanted to share this idea and see what other people thought.
We’re pleased to announce that support for categories and support for Travis CI and Appveyor badges has been deployed to crates.io! In the near future, we’re going to be sending pull requests to some crates in order to add categories and CI badges, and then linking to the list of categories from the homepage to make categories more visible.
Recently, we ran a survey to find out how Rustaceans evaluate crates on crates.io in order to inform an RFC on the default order of crates within a category or keyword. Regardless of what happens with that RFC, the survey responses contained a lot of information that crate authors can use to help people who are evaluating crates. The following are some low-effort actions crate authors can take to make it more likely that users will consider their crate. Number 4 will shock you!!!!!!!
I’ve been interested for a long time in making it easier to set up a mirror of crates.io. Making our vibrant ecosystem of libraries highly available around the world, on the public internet and within corporate firewalls, will help drive adoption and increase trust in our new community.
The Rust Playground is a web application that allows you to run Rust programs via your browser. It is invaluable to provide an introduction to Rust without needing to install anything at all. It also allows existing Rust users to perform quick experiments and share code with each other.
Welcome to the Integer 32 blog! We will be posting about techniques we’ve learned, applications of Rust, and projects we’re working on. I wanted to start off by explaining a bit about why we’re starting a Rust consultancy, and why we think now is a great time to try Rust.
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