I think we had a generation of ecosystems with Node, Ruby, Python, that tried to do solve the unapproachable systems around the Java/etc ecosystems and make them more open.
They succeeded, but the next generation seems to have been about solving the plethora of tools that came with those languages. Rust, Go, etc, having first-party tools are trying to improve upon that, and yes I think Rust is by far the best implementation I've seen.
I'm interested to see what the next generation is.
All services I've deployed built on rust pulls in a kitchen sink of deps.
Granted. I get a static binary as my end result, so maybe it's fine.