The very first thing that I think is important for any new developer coming into the Solana Ecosystem to understand is that it is not a requirement that you have experience with smart contracts or Rust to get started building on Solana. In fact, you don’t need blockchain experience at all. In Solana, smart contracts are called Programs. Rust C, C++ are the languages used to build programs that are deployed on-chain.
In Spanish a solana is a solarium.