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Oliver Gould (@olix0r), CTO at Buoyant and one of the creators of Linkerd, joins Lachie Evenson (@LachlanEvenson) to talk about Rust – which was ranked the "the most loved programming language" in StackOverflow's 2019 Developer survey. Oliver shares the fundamentals, why and where it's used, and top tips for anyone looking to get started.

You'll learn about Oliver's journey with Rust, what led Oliver to use Rust for Linkerd's data plane (spoiler: speed, safety and a strong community), and more.

00:51 What type of developer uses Rust?
02:29 Why did Linkerd choose to use Rust?
03:12 History of Rust
04:24 Oliver's journey using Rust

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    I heard that Julia, though behind Rust, is coming up quick. Would like to see if it's making it's way into Microsoft. I saw a computer on stage at Build 2019 that had a Julia sticker on it.

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