I'm Learning Rust!

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Lorre Huggan

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I'm Learning Rust!

Hello, dear friends of code!

I find myself here, writing to you, as I stand on the precipice of a new chapter in my development journey. After much soul-searching and thoughtful exploration, I’ve made an honest, sincere decision - I’m embracing the vibrant, engaging world of Rust!

Initially, my compass pointed towards Go, another language rich with potential. However, a recent immersion in Rust Nation 2023 stirred my curiosity, making me pivot my path towards Rust. The event was a truly expressive celebration of Rust, its capabilities, and its community, which resonated deeply with me, assuring me that this was the direction I should be heading.

As a seasoned TypeScript developer, I’m no stranger to the thrill and apprehension that accompanies learning a new language. But rather than daunting, the prospect of mastering Rust feels like an open invitation to a grand adventure. There’s an allure in the unfamiliarity of lower-level programming concepts - memory management, system-level programming - territories I am eager to chart.

Over the years, Rust has grown in popularity, carving a niche for itself in systems programming, backend development, and even making strides in front-end web development. This widespread adoption offers an opportunity to broaden my horizons, to work on a diverse range of projects and to join hands with a wider community of developers - an opportunity I am genuinely thrilled about!

Rust promises to be more than just a new language; it is a challenge, a puzzle waiting to be solved. And as a developer, nothing fuels my passion more than the prospect of learning, of pushing my limits. I am sincerely excited to unravel the mysteries of Rust, to delve deeper into this elegant language, and to share my discoveries along the way.

So here’s to a new chapter of growth, of learning, of exploration, and to the shared spirit of curiosity that binds us all as developers. As I embark on this journey into the depths of Rust, I invite you to join me, to share in the triumphs and trials, and to celebrate the joy of discovery. To Rust, and to the adventures it promises, Cheers!

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