Julia vs Rust: What are the differences?
What is Julia? A high-level, high-performance dynamic programming language for technical computing. Julia is a high-level, high-performance dynamic programming language for technical computing, with syntax that is familiar to users of other technical computing environments. It provides a sophisticated compiler, distributed parallel execution, numerical accuracy, and an extensive mathematical function library.
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.
Julia and Rust belong to "Languages" category of the tech stack.
"Lisp-like Macros" is the top reason why over 7 developers like Julia, while over 81 developers mention "Guaranteed memory safety" as the leading cause for choosing Rust.
Julia and Rust are both open source tools. It seems that Rust with 36.9K GitHub stars and 5.81K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Julia with 22.5K GitHub stars and 3.4K GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Rust has a broader approval, being mentioned in 38 company stacks & 102 developers stacks; compared to Julia, which is listed in 5 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.
I am currently learning Back-End design, and I am confused with the term Back-End API. My question is do I need to have a webserver? That is the Browser send a http request to the Webserver, based on the URL, the Webserver will execute the WEB API and route the request to it and send back the response received from the WEB API to the browser. If so, what are the differences from the WebServer to execute a CGI in the traditional architecture?
If this is not the case, is the WEB API a standalone server/application that can process the HTTP request and send back the response to the browser? Thank you very much for clarifying...
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