Information and Resources related to the Crystal Programming Language

Crystal is a programming language with the following goals:

  • Have a syntax like Ruby (but compatibility with Ruby is not a goal)

  • Statically type-checked but without having to specify the type of variables or method arguments

  • Be able to call C code by writing bindings to it in Crystal

  • Have compile-time evaluation and generation of code, to avoid boilerplate code

  • Compile to efficient native code

Why Crystal

Security: we can distribute a single static binary in a docker container, there is little chance of exploit.

Speed: the binaries are fast, see Spider-Gazelle.

Developer happiness: all the benefits of Go Lang with the elegance of Ruby.


Installing Crystal

Follow these instructions

Crystal Documentation

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