Language Comparison Calculator
This tool accompanies a blog post about why we chose Rust for mobile
development at FullStory. Each row
represents one of the criteria we used for evaluating programming languages. It works
like a spreadsheet, you can double-click any cell to change the value and
update the calculated scores.
Did we have existing experience with the language or would we need to
train engineers or hire new engineers to develop in it?
- Learning Curve:
How easy would it be for developers to learn this as a new language?
Would use of the language in one library interfere with the use of the
same language (or a different language) in our customer’s applications,
including other libraries they may already be using?
- Performance: What’s the average performance of code written in this language?
What’s the size impact of this language on the framework we would
deliver for our customers?
- Thread Safety: How well does this language handle thread safety?
- Memory Safety: How well does this language handle memory safety?
- Memory Control:
What degree of control over memory allocation does this language
How easy is it to write code in this language that works with
flatbuffers? How mature and optimized is the flatbuffer backend for this