Why hire Rust developers for your project?
Rust is a multi-paradigm, general-purpose programming language, backed by the IT giant Mozilla. It combines functional and procedural programming paradigms with a type-based object system. Our software development company, Evrone, has extensive experience in Rust programming. We use Rust in embedded systems and other performance-critical code.
What are the benefits of using Rust?
Because of its key language features, like security, speed, and concurrency, Rust is suitable for system programming. It is also considered a good solution for the development of operating system kernels. Rust offers the performance and capabilities of C ++, however, it uses restriction mechanisms to provide greater security when working with memory. Rust also aims to achieve “zero-cost abstraction.”
According to Carol Nichols, Rust programming language core team member and co-author of The Rust Programming Language, “the Rust compiler is stricter and makes sure you're using memory safely so that you can concentrate on the problem you're really trying to solve.
Which companies use Rust?
Rust is currently used by a wide range of companies, including Mozilla and Dropbox, for different solutions, services, and other developments. Popular services built with Rust include:
- Redox - an operating system
- Stratis - a file system for Fedora
- Firecracker - a hypervisor developed by Amazon
- Xi - an open text editor for the Fuchsia operating system, developed by Google
- Cloud Hypervisor - an Intel hypervisor
When should you hire Rust programmers?
Rust is ideal for several uses. You may want to hire Rust developers for:
- Embedded programming - Rust’s very low overhead makes it a great solution to run on the extremely limited resources of embedded systems.
- Building powerful web apps - Rust is a great choice when your web app’s performance needs cannot be met by JS. It compiles into WebAssembly, resulting in lightning-fast speeds in most web browsers.
- Developing distributed online services - Rust’s minimal footprint and memory safety across multiple threads makes it ideal for distributed online services.
- Creating powerful, cross-platform command-line tools - Rust allows you to cross-compile to the platforms you're targeting and get a single binary to ship to users.
What should you look for when you hire Rust experts?
If you are looking to hire rust engineers, you should verify their Rust programming experience. The language isn’t easy to master, so newer programmers are unlikely to be familiar with it. However, that can be beneficial for you, as there are no “juniors” in Rust programming. Every coder that uses Rust, came to it from another language. A true Rust expert will have a good understanding of object-oriented programming, immutability, and traits in Rust.
There are three key features of the language: safety, speed, and concurrency. All of these features have to be used wisely, and an experienced Rust developer should be a pro at using the proper tools.
So what are the Rust development tools?
At the moment, Rust doesn’t have its own IDE. But that’s not an issue, as there are many compatible solutions. For example, there’s a Rust plugin for the popular IntelliJ IDEA. Rust is also supported by Sublime Text 3, VS Code, Atom, Eclipse, Vim, Emacs and Genny.
Other popular solutions used by Rust programmers include:
- Cargo - a build tool for Rust, which gathers all common actions into a single command
- Clippy - a collection of lints to detect common mistakes and improve your Rust code
- Rustfmt - a code formatting tool
- Cargo Doc - used for creating documentation
Is it difficult to hire Rust experts in 2020?
In short, yes. There are no “junior” Rust developers on the market at all, and even finding a junior coder isn’t a simple task. Rust developers cost quite a bit, as well. But when you need to hire a Middle or Senior Rust developer, you have some options.
You can hire an in-house Rust developer. However, finding and hiring a Rust developer for your company may be challenging. There aren’t a lot of job-hunting software developers with Rust skills, and just one Rust developer will not be enough. You will need multiple developers, DevOps engineers, managers, testers, etc. So, you’ll have to hire an entire team, which will be difficult, time-consuming, and expensive. This team will also need to be monitored and guided by an exceptionally skilled CTO, who won’t be easy to find and will likely have a shocking salary expectation.
You could also hire a freelancer, however, freelancers are better for small, short-term tasks that you can easily verify. Creating a logo for a YouTube channel or building a simple landing page, for example. For complex projects requiring Rust skills, freelancers aren’t the best choice. Even if they have the knowledge and experience, a single Rust developer won’t be able to do much on their own. Creating complex services, solutions, and products requires a skilled team. But what if you only have one project in the works and hiring an entire temporary team isn’t a viable option?
You can hire a Rust development company as a partner. Your project will be in the hands of a team of dedicated senior Rust developers, led by an experienced leader. The project manager will be in constant communication with you to help you with any issue and let you know exactly what is being done on your project, why it’s being done, what benefits it will provide. They will also be able to help you expand and polish your idea into an indispensable solution. If you’re looking to hire a Rust development company, Evrone is a market leader.
Evrone’s experience with Rust
Evrone was founded over 10 years ago and employs a team of more than 100 dedicated IT professionals. We have offices in the most prominent IT capitals of the world: San Francisco, Berlin, and Moscow. As a mature IT company, we have extensive experience with all modern technologies, tools, stacks, and spheres of IT and related fields. For more information, you can check out our Medcorder and Genesis Block case studies.
We used Rust for our personal continuous integration service, Vexor. It was created especially for our company's needs, but it eventually became a separate product and was adopted by other companies, as well. At the moment, our team is using Rust to create an ERP system for one of the biggest restaurant chains in the world (for now, the client’s name is confidential).
Evrone also supports open-source development, and there are two open-source Rust solutions being developed and supported by the team:
Dotenv-linter - a linter for .env files
Rsa keys generator - a Kubernetes operator
Evrone engagement model
When you choose to partner with us, we’ll begin by discussing your business idea or technical task with you. If you don’t have anything concrete, don’t worry. Our skilled business analysts, project managers, and technical writers can help you develop your ideas and project goals.
Evrone uses an Agile software development approach. Early delivery and effective response to changes are key values that Evrone applies to every project. This means that fixed-scope projects are driven through regular iterations, and we set the iteration length for each project individually.
Rust development team structure
When you hire Evrone as a Rust development partner, your team may include analysts, designers, backend and frontend developers, and DevOps and quality assurance engineers. A project manager will be assigned to run any team consisting of more than two people.
A general iteration consists of well-known phases like planning, analysis, design, development, and quality assurance. Some phases may be executed by a separate person, depending on a team structure. Each iteration includes planning, estimates, daily meetings, and a demo. Estimates and daily meetings are executed internally by the team, while planning and demo meetings include customer involvement. Release management procedures may be adjusted to meet customer needs, but in general, we insist on per-iteration releases.
Evrone hiring process
The hiring process varies, depending on whether the client already has a CTO and a team that just needs to be supplemented by Rust experts, or they don’t have a tech team at all.
Cost of Rust development
As the saying goes, good things don’t come cheap. However, by partnering with our experts, your Rust development costs will be much less than hiring a full, in-house team. We’ve already gone over why hiring a freelancer isn’t a viable option, and if you’re considering hiring a full team, you’ll have to take into account more than just salaries.
The interviewing and hiring processes will cost time and manpower, you’ll need an additional office space for the team to work in, and your tax obligations will increase. In the end, you’ll have to cross your fingers and hope that the experts you hired are actually experts, work well together as a team, and generate results. If you choose to partner with Evrone, you can skip all of this headache and hassle and get straight to work with a solid team. With Evrone, expertise, experience, and results are guaranteed.
If you need to hire Rust developers and Evrone sounds like a perfect solution for your needs, tell us how to contact you and we’ll be in touch as soon as possible!