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28th February 2020

Berlin, Germany

Part of the BOB series

Criminally fast Rust and Breaking Safety for Fun and Profit (Darach Ennis & Heinz Gies)

In this talk, we confess our rusty sins: memory manipulation, unsafe code, lying to the borrow tracker, lifetime crimes, and many more. Criminally fast rust is possible, and we share what worked for us, what didn’t, and why we broke the safe.

Over the past year we’ve been building Tremor - an event processing system used at Wayfair to process billions of messages per minute 24x7x365. This is our first project as an organization and as individuals with the Rust programming language.

We’ve learned a lot: to hate rust, to love it, to hate and love it again; there are things we did badly, some we did terribly as we bent to the borrow trackers demands, before bending the borrow tracker to our needs.

This session is held on in Talks A