Early integration of Rust strengthens BlackBerry® QNX® and Electrobit’s commitment to the open source community, greatly reducing developer friction and highlighting the future expansion of the companies’ safety portfolio
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6, 2023 /CNW/ — BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) and Electrobit today announced they are collaborating on integration efforts to support the Rust programming language, empowering developers to build safe, reliable and efficient automotive software.
As a memory-safe language, Rust provides a secure foundation for software to be built on and is quickly gaining momentum in the automotive industry, where mission-critical software is crucial. Memory safety vulnerabilities are often security flaws; research shows that memory safety issues have accounted for 60% to 70% of all vulnerabilities across a range of operating systems. Without these common issues which affect many other programming languages such as C and C++, Rust makes an ideal choice for safety-critical software.
“Rust is fast becoming an important tool for the developer community, and we listen to our customers when they say they need it supported,” said John Walls, SVP and Head, BlackBerry QNX. “Safety is our ethos, and shouldn’t be something you opt-in to.