Rust and GCP in Production


#1

I’m wondering if anyone is using Rust to interact with GCP services in production. I’m particularly interested in using GCP pubsub, cloud datastore, and BigQuery. I’m aware of google-apis-rs, but I’m concerned about the quality of the integration since most of the code is generated.


#2

I’ve just deployed an app that uses google-apis-rs to integrate with the google sheets API.

I didn’t have any real problems beyond a few little annoying ergonomic issues. They were:

  1. The online API docs haven’t generated properly which meant I figured out how it worked by reading the generated code.
  2. The API has deep objects with tonnes of optionals which is a bit painful. This may just be the nature of the API, rather than some issue with google-apis-rs.
  3. The latest version of hyper it works with is 0.10, and I imagine upgrading to 0.11 would be a big effort.

It’s not been running for very long, and it is very low volume. I can update once it’s been running for a few weeks if all is going well.


#3

My requirement is a little different. I am considering using rust for a service in our microservice architecture and the GCP APIs that I would be using will be critical for messaging and persistence.