Anyone use Rust to build SaaS web apps professionally?

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  • vector

    A high-performance observability data pipeline.

  • axum

    Ergonomic and modular web framework built with Tokio, Tower, and Hyper

    The backend service layer is handled by Actix-web. I had a really hard-time deciding between this and Axum as they both have very compelling ecosystems. I settled on Actix because of a purely gut feeling that it'd be better for a more project.

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  • sycamore

    A library for creating reactive web apps in Rust and WebAssembly

    The frontend client side framework of choice is Sycamore. This is the most pleasant part of the whole tech stack to work in. It's like working in SolidJS, but with Rust (and that is saying a lot, as I have grown less fond of working on the frontend with age).

  • surrealdb

    A scalable, distributed, collaborative, document-graph database, for the realtime web

    SurrealDB is where all the backend data is getting stored. So far I have used just the SQL/Object type data structures, but I plan on using it's graph capabilities for a recommendation engine and user feed. I haven't looked into any solutions for full-text search yet (if anyone has any suggestions, please let me know)

  • cargo-make

    Rust task runner and build tool.

    Cargo is a pretty robust build tool on it's own, but for that extra automated workflow oomph, I also use cargo-make

  • lapce

    Lightning-fast and Powerful Code Editor written in Rust

    ...but I also jump into Lapce for something a little more like VSCode (this is majorly pre-alpha though, so it's not quite the same experience).

  • alacritty

    A cross-platform, OpenGL terminal emulator.

    Alacritty - I spend most of my time working on this project inside this terminal emulator.

  • WorkOS

    The modern API for authentication & user identity. The APIs are flexible and easy-to-use, supporting authentication, user identity, and complex enterprise features like SSO and SCIM provisioning.

  • actix-web

    Actix Web is a powerful, pragmatic, and extremely fast web framework for Rust.

    The backend service layer is handled by Actix-web. I had a really hard-time deciding between this and Axum as they both have very compelling ecosystems. I settled on Actix because of a purely gut feeling that it'd be better for a more project.

  • async-graphql

    A GraphQL server library implemented in Rust

    Who's using Async-graphql in production? · Issue #408 · async-graphql/async-graphql

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