Just like hammers and nails are required to build furniture (a project), software developers need a tool kit to build a project. This tool kit is known as a Software Development Kit (SDK) that has the potential to handle programming tasks, debug and fix errors and help developers in developing a robust application. It assists them in performing every single task related to development. In this blog, we are going to discuss Software Development Kit in detail. Keep reading…
An assembled assistance to the application developers is a Software Development Kit. Software Development Kit facilitates developers to build software, apps for a specific platform, operating system or any device. It is a development kit or Devkit that benefits the app development process in a number of ways. This blog shares everything that you need to know about the SDK.
What is an SDK?
Software Development Kit, SDK is a set of tools that helps developers to build a custom application across various platforms. It is a golden opportunity for developers to enhance the functionality of the app, introduce new features and more by using SDK.
An SDK consists of libraries, documentation, code samples, processes, and guides that a developer can use at various stages of the development. SDKs are designed for specific platforms or programming languages.
It possesses a lot of pre-built functionalities, which otherwise would have to be built from scratch by the developers. An SDK consists of an Integrated Development Environment (IDE), API, and some sample code.
An IDE makes it easier for the programmer to debug or fix errors in the project code, gives them a programming window to write the codes and provides a visual editor that facilitates programmers to build/edit a graphical user interface.
An API aids in connecting the client and the server. It also helps in compiling the developed application from the source code. The sample code guides a programmer to start application development. Hence, we can say an SDK is a complete package that instructs developers to build a sophisticated application.
For the Android app, you (developer) will need an Android SDK tool kit and for iOS, an iOS SDK is required. In the same way, you need a VMware SDK for VMware platform integration and a Nordic SDK for wireless developments.