What is software developer's kit (SDK)? - Definition from WhatIs.com

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software developer's kit (SDK)

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A software developer's kit (SDK) is a set of programs used by a computer programmer to write application programs. Typically, an SDK includes a visual screen builder, an editor, a compiler, a linker, and sometimes other facilities. The term is used by Microsoft, Sun Microsystems, and a number of other companies.

This term is sometimes seen as software development kit.

This was last updated in September 2005
Contributor(s): Keith Blackwell
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

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