What’s the best high-level companion to Rust?

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  • serde

    Serialization framework for Rust

    Yes, it gives you low-level control over memory, but it's also got high-level constructs like iterators and I'd choose Cargo, Clap, Serde, Rayon, etc. over their Python counterparts any day.

  • iced

    A cross-platform GUI library for Rust, inspired by Elm

    I didn’t know that about Qt. Interesting! Have you looked at ICED, by chance? Assuming it was more mature, do you think that’s abstracted high enough to replace Python on the GUI side of things?

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  • Poetry

    Python packaging and dependency management made easy

    When the ecosystem has had time to make equivalent packages, Rust's packages are more convenient, if for no other reason than Cargo is more convenient than Python's closest runner-up, Poetry.

  • maud

    :pencil: Compile-time HTML templates for Rust

    I use crates like actix-web and Maud for smaller projects and they work beautifully... but it takes time for a language to grow a Django a Rails and an ecosystem of apps that can add new tables and migrations into the ORM later, add new pages to the auto-generated admin UI, expose new template tags, etc. all with one line in the project config.

  • actix-web

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

    I use crates like actix-web and Maud for smaller projects and they work beautifully... but it takes time for a language to grow a Django a Rails and an ecosystem of apps that can add new tables and migrations into the ORM later, add new pages to the auto-generated admin UI, expose new template tags, etc. all with one line in the project config.

  • ts-rs

    Generate TypeScript bindings from Rust types

    Not the person you asked, but I’ve seen people use https://github.com/Aleph-Alpha/ts-rs to generate TS interfaces at compile time for use on the frontend. Saves a bunch of time when scaffolding up a new data model without having to use a custom gRPC plugin or something wonky like that. That makes Rust and TS a pretty powerful pairing IMO.

  • gyroflow

    Video stabilization using gyroscope data

    I would like to add my opposite opinion about Qt Quick. I think it's a great UI framework for both desktop and mobile, and you can go pretty far with it and qmetabject-rs crate, check out Gyroflow https://github.com/gyroflow/gyroflow

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