Retiring React Native in Favour of Rust

Red Badger's Viktor Charypar, shares why Rust is the future for Enterprise, large global or blue-chip organisations, and its advantages over React Native.

At Red Badger, we collaborate closely with blue-chip companies, identifying the challenges they often face in the race to keep technology sustainable, future-proof, and robust. Staying ahead of the curve is no small feat, especially in industries where innovation and change are constants, and sometimes challenger brands, and their ability to innovate and build faster provide an additional threat.

Recognising our expertise and commitment to cutting-edge solutions, Viktor Charypar, our Technical Director, was invited to speak at a recent Meetup event, with an audience of React Native and Rust London engineers and developers who are addressing these very challenges. He shared insights into why our belief is that Rust really is the future for Enterprise, particularly within large global or blue-chip organisations.


Rust vs React Native: A Comparative Look

Understanding the differences between React Native vs Rust requires a closer look at the fundamental differences between the two. React Native, a popular JavaScript framework, has served the industry well, especially in mobile development. Rust, on the other hand, is a systems programming language known for its control over system resources, vital for performance-critical applications in large organisations.

Rust's compilation and execution are known for their speed, rivalling traditional languages like C and C++. While React Native is efficient, it may not meet the performance demands of large-scale Enterprise applications. Rust's ownership system ensures memory safety without a garbage collector, offering more control compared to React Native's reliance on JavaScript's garbage collection.

Furthermore, Rust's approach to concurrency enables more efficient use of system resources, whereas React Native might face limitations in handling concurrent operations. While React Native has a rich ecosystem for mobile development, Rust's growing ecosystem is becoming more versatile, catering to various platforms and needs.

These differences highlight why Rust may be a more suitable choice for senior developers within large global or blue-chip organisations, where control, performance, and efficiency are paramount.

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Why Retire React Native in Favour of Rust?

Screenshot 2023-08-25 at 13.14.44The shift from React Native to Rust within large-scale organisations is driven by a strategic alignment with the evolving demands of enterprise solutions. Rust's unparalleled efficiency and speed offer a performance edge that can be critical in high-demand applications. Its unique ownership system ensures memory safety without relying on a garbage collector, reducing the risk of crashes and data races. This level of control and stability is particularly appealing in environments where even minor errors can have significant consequences.

Moreover, Rust's efficient use of system resources and its approach to concurrency make it suitable for handling complex processes and vast amounts of data. In the context of global organisations that require scalable and robust solutions, Rust's attributes resonate with the need for technological excellence. Its alignment with modern development practices and strong compile-time correctness guarantees further solidify its position as a compelling choice for large organisations seeking to stay ahead in the technological landscape.

Introducing CRUX: A Vision for the Future

CRUX, our headless multi-channel app framework developed in Rust, is more than just a technological advancement; it's a vision for the future of app development. In a world where technology is constantly evolving, CRUX stands as a testament to innovation, efficiency, and adaptability.

New call-to-actionDesigned with large global or blue-chip organisations in mind, CRUX simplifies the development process without compromising on quality or performance. Its ability to adapt to various platforms with ease makes it a valuable asset for organisations that require a consistent and seamless user experience across different devices and operating systems.

But CRUX is not just about efficiency and versatility; it's about pioneering new approaches in app development. By leveraging Rust's unique features, CRUX offers a level of control and safety that is often challenging to achieve with other frameworks. Our work with CRUX reflects our belief in Rust as the future of Enterprise app development, aligning with our commitment to delivering seamless customer experiences and championing a greener digital future.

Conclusion: Leading the Way with Rust and CRUX

The insights shared by Viktor Charypar during his recent talk are more than just a technical perspective; they represent a declaration of our belief in Rust as the future for Enterprise solutions. Rust's performance, safety, and modern syntax present a compelling case for its adoption within large global or blue-chip organisations.

But our conviction goes beyond Rust itself; it extends to our CRUX framework, which embodies this vision. CRUX is not just a tool; it's a pathway to innovation, efficiency, and excellence in app development. It's a reflection of our commitment to staying ahead of the curve and leading the way in technological advancement.

We invite senior developers, decision-makers, and forward-thinking professionals within large global or blue-chip organisations to explore CRUX and join us in embracing the future of app development. 


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