Imagine you’ve just heard of Rust you decide to pay a visit to the new site. Amongst all the buzzwords, you find catchphrases like:
Empowering everyone to build reliable and efficient software
Performance • Reliability • Productivity
Rust helps you maintain your app with confidence and distribute it with ease
it can power performance-critical services
Build it in Rust
companies around the world are using Rust in production today for fast, low-resource, cross-platform solutions
the documentation, the tooling, the community is great - you have all the tools to succeed
Cool, but what is it? A new framework? A tool? A service?
a friendly compiler with useful error messages
Ah, so it’s a programming language.
Contrast this to the old site, where it’s practically the first thing you see:
Rust is a systems programming language
I’ll save the complaints about the site itself for another time, but can we at least make clear the fact that Rust is a programming language without it being buried under a pile of slogans?
Sorry if this comes across as hostile. I don’t intend it that way - I just want the marketing material to feel genuine.