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Build more secure software with Rust for Windows

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Microsoft has been interested in Rust for some time now, investigating its use as a type-safe and memory-safe alternative to C and C++ in systems programming tasks. With more and more of Microsoft’s business reliant on cloud services, tools such as Rust are going to be essential to building those services, increasing both reliability and security.

Systems programming tools have their roots in operating system development, where you need to have very little between your code and your hardware, and where the overhead associated with runtimes and with garbage collection adds unwanted latency. Those characteristics aren’t only for operating systems; they’re critical to building any reliable application where you want code to run safely without memory leaks and where it’s hard for an attacker to step outside your code’s own section of system memory.

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