How I Convinced the World’s Largest Package Manager to Use Rust, and So Can You!

  • npm moved some internal services off node.js and onto rust
  • The main motivation was safety and not speed; V8 is really fast!
  • Not too much technical content, but mostly tips to help sell your company on a new programming language/tool/etc.
  • Writing fast Rust is difficult, writing correct Rust is simple.
  • 70B downloads / year (as of 2017)
  • Primary data store is couch-db.

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