Rust Survey 2021: Key Highlights
Rust recently surveyed 9,354 respondents, roughly 1,500 more than the previous year, and published the results on their website on Feb 15. The survey focused on a global community spread across 113 countries.
Here are the key highlights of the survey:
- Ninety-six percent of respondents said that they use Rust at work as it allows them to build bug-free software.
- Ninety percent of the respondents stated they used Rust for multiple purposes. Five percent of respondents said they used Rust in the past but no longer used it, while four percent are yet to use Rust.
- Eighty-three percent found the language challenging to use. Thirteen percent of respondents believe that Rust has slowed their team down, while 82 percent said Rust has helped their team achieve their goals.
- Fifty-nine percent of the respondents use Rust at least occasionally at work.
- When the survey asked whether the respondents would use Rust again or not, 90 percent agreed to use it again.
- Only three percent of respondents said that using Rust for production use can be risky.
Rust: What are the challenges ahead?
The first concern in the community is that Rust will not be able to capture enough market in the industry. But the company plans on overcoming this challenge by continuously incorporating user feedback and suggestions, and steadily growing the community.
The second concern among the respondents is that the language would eventually become too complex to use. To tackle this problem, Rust will have to add additional features to enhance the ease-of-use.
The third concern is Rust users wouldn’t get the proper support to develop the language and community. The company states that the Rust Foundation will help solve this problem with proper support structures. However, the Foundation s a lot that needs to be done.
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