On Frontend, I care a lot with frame rate, idle time, and bundle size. The raise of UI frameworks like React & Vue makes User Experience better there are always drawbacks both for end user & developers.
I'm interesting with 2 new languages: Go & Rust. There are money in there in IT industries in Indonesia, obviously. Node.js adoption as a backend language relative small in here, most startups (and unicorn) I knew using Go on their production.
Beside Go, Ruby & Python still the best option. Also, the excellent Java in enterprise usage. Back to the context, I have 2 option: Go & Rust.
Go offers expressive & clean syntax, static typing with strong typed, and productivity. Many great softwares built on Go and shipped as executable binary like Docker, Terraform, CockroachDB, and more.
Rust offers me Reason-like syntax, safety (memory & thread), and performance via its incremental compilation. Rust promise there is no runtime or garbage collector, but with relative new concept like "ownership".
Both languages are backed by well-known company such as Google for Go and Mozilla for Rust. Even Go is the most promising language for me, but Rust really takes my attention.
Go vs Rust
I don't have enough capability to compare both language. Both Go & Rust supports Web Assembly as their build target with some configuration. Since I am relative new with Go, and there are so many Go developers in Indonesia, I choose Rust to reduce the "competition" in market.
Farewell to JS?
No, I can do much job with Node.js, from interacting with filesystem to querying the DNS.
Such a productive environment.
And relative too young.
I will share my journal on learning Rust here.