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Elm vs Rust: What are the differences?

What is Elm? A type inferred, functional reactive language that compiles to HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Writing HTML apps is super easy with elm-lang/html. Not only does it render extremely fast, it also quietly guides you towards well-architected code.

What is Rust? 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.

Elm and Rust belong to "Languages" category of the tech stack.

"Code stays clean" is the top reason why over 37 developers like Elm, while over 81 developers mention "Guaranteed memory safety" as the leading cause for choosing Rust.

Elm and Rust are both open source tools. Rust with 36.9K GitHub stars and 5.81K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Elm with 5.26K GitHub stars and 421 GitHub forks.

Sentry, Dropbox, and Roundscope Ukraine Labs are some of the popular companies that use Rust, whereas Elm is used by NoRedInk, Brilliant, and RolePoint. Rust has a broader approval, being mentioned in 38 company stacks & 102 developers stacks; compared to Elm, which is listed in 27 company stacks and 34 developer stacks.

What is Elm?

Writing HTML apps is super easy with elm-lang/html. Not only does it render extremely fast, it also quietly guides you towards well-architected code.

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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    What are some alternatives to Elm and Rust?
    React
    Lots of people use React as the V in MVC. Since React makes no assumptions about the rest of your technology stack, it's easy to try it out on a small feature in an existing project.
    TypeScript
    TypeScript is a language for application-scale JavaScript development. It's a typed superset of JavaScript that compiles to plain JavaScript.
    PHP
    Fast, flexible and pragmatic, PHP powers everything from your blog to the most popular websites in the world.
    JavaScript
    JavaScript is most known as the scripting language for Web pages, but used in many non-browser environments as well such as node.js or Apache CouchDB. It is a prototype-based, multi-paradigm scripting language that is dynamic,and supports object-oriented, imperative, and functional programming styles.
    Python
    Python is a general purpose programming language created by Guido Van Rossum. Python is most praised for its elegant syntax and readable code, if you are just beginning your programming career python suits you best.
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    Marc3842h uses RustRust

    Rust is used in Shirogane (https://github.com/Marc3842h/shirogane).

    Shirogane is a osu! beatmap mirror built for shiro. We use Rust because of memory safe but still low level and high performance.

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