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Rust vs Ada: What are the differences?

Developers describe Rust as "A safe, concurrent, practical language". Rust is a systems programming language that combines strong compile-time correctness guarantees with fast performance. It improves upon the ideas of other systems languages like C++ by providing guaranteed memory safety (no crashes, no data races) and complete control over the lifecycle of memory. On the other hand, Ada is detailed as "A structured, statically typed, imperative, and object-oriented high-level programming language". It is a structured, statically typed, imperative, and object-oriented high-level programming language, extended from Pascal and other languages. It has built-in language support for design by contract (DbC), extremely strong typing, explicit concurrency, tasks, synchronous message passing, protected objects, and non-determinism. Ada improves code safety and maintainability by using the compiler to find errors in favor of runtime errors.

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Rust is an open source tool with 44.5K GitHub stars and 6.72K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Rust's open source repository on GitHub.

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So, I've been working with all 3 languages JavaScript, Python and Rust, I know that all of these languages are important in their own domain but, I haven't took any of it to the point where i could say I'm a pro at any of these languages. I learned JS and Python out of my own excitement, I learned rust for some IoT based projects. just confused which one i should invest my time in first... that does have Job and freelance potential in market as well...

I am an undergraduate in computer science. (3rd Year)

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I would start focusing on Javascript because even working with Rust and Python, you're always going to encounter some Javascript for front-ends at least. It has: - more freelancing opportunities (starting to work short after a virus/crisis, that's gonna help) - can also do back-end if needed (I would personally avoid specializing in this since there's better languages for the back-end part) - hard to avoid. it's everywhere and not going away (well not yet)

Then, later, for back-end programming languages, Rust seems like your best bet. Its pros: - it's satisfying to work with (after the learning curve) - it's got potential to grow big in the next year (also with better paying jobs) - it's super versatile (you can do high-perf system stuff, graphics, ffi, as well as your classic api server) It comes with a few cons though: - it's harder to learn (expect to put in years) - the freelancing options are virtually non-existent (and I would expect them to stay limited, as rust is better for long-term software than prototypes)

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I suggest you to go with JavaScript. From my perspective JavaScript is the language you should invest your time in. The community of javascript and lots of framework helps developer to build what they want to build in no time whether it a desktop, web, mobile based application or even you can use javascript as a backend as well. There are lot of frameworks you can start learning i suggest you to go with (react,vue) library both are easy to learn than angular which is a complete framework.

And if you want to go with python as a secondary tool then i suggest you to learn a python framework (Flask,Django).

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go for javascript, brother.

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I chose Golang as a language to write Tango because it's super easy to get started with. I also considered Rust, but learning curve of it is much higher than in Golang. I felt like I would need to spend an endless amount of time to even get the hello world app working in Rust. While easy to learn, Golang still shows good performance, multithreading out of the box and fun to implement.

I also could choose PHP and create a phar-based tool, but I was not sure that it would be a good choice as I want to scale to be able to process Gbs of access log data

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Pros of Ada
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      Guaranteed memory safety
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      Fast
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      Open source
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      Minimal runtime
    • 69
      Pattern matching
    • 61
      Type inference
    • 55
      Concurrent
    • 54
      Algebraic data types
    • 45
      Efficient C bindings
    • 43
      Practical
    • 37
      Best advances in languages in 20 years
    • 29
      Safe, fast, easy + friendly community
    • 29
      Fix for C/C++
    • 23
      Stablity
    • 22
      Closures
    • 21
      Zero-cost abstractions
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      Extensive compiler checks
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      Great community
    • 15
      No NULL type
    • 14
      Async/await
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      Completely cross platform: Windows, Linux, Android
    • 13
      No Garbage Collection
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      Great documentations
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      High-performance
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      Super fast
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      High performance
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      Fearless concurrency
    • 10
      Generics
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      Safety no runtime crashes
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      Helpful compiler
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      Compiler can generate Webassembly
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      Guaranteed thread data race safety
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      Easy Deployment
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      Macros
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      Prevents data races
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      RLS provides great IDE support
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      Painless dependency management
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      Real multithreading
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      Support on Other Languages
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      Good package management

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    Cons of Ada
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        Hard to learn
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        Ownership learning curve
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        Unfriendly, verbose syntax
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        High size of builded executable
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        Variable shadowing
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        Many type operations make it difficult to follow
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        No jobs

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      What is Ada?

      It is a structured, statically typed, imperative, and object-oriented high-level programming language, extended from Pascal and other languages. It has built-in language support for design by contract (DbC), extremely strong typing, explicit concurrency, tasks, synchronous message passing, protected objects, and non-determinism. Ada improves code safety and maintainability by using the compiler to find errors in favor of runtime errors.

      What is Rust?

      Rust is a systems programming language that combines strong compile-time correctness guarantees with fast performance. It improves upon the ideas of other systems languages like C++ by providing guaranteed memory safety (no crashes, no data races) and complete control over the lifecycle of memory.

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