Recently there was lots of news about Rust at Microsoft and more importantly Microsoft joining the Rust foundation. This is good news for both Microsoft and Rust community for sure, however, in my opinion this decision has nothing to do with Rust being a safe and fantastic language (which is IMHO). In this article I am trying to discuss my hypothesis on this.

First a little bit of background:

Microsoft in the 90s and early 2000s was mostly an Operating system and office tools company and Microsoft customers at the time were end-users who used Windows and MS-Office mostly. Microsoft…

Mahdi Hosseini

Programming languages enthusiast

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