software development kit sdk

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Definition

A Software Development Kit (SDK) is a set of code in the form of a library or utility, that development can use in other to easily integrate another piece of software.

Instead of just providing a document describing how another team can implement some piece of software, they anticipate the possible use cases and create boilerplate code that others can then use.

Use cases and Examples

A popular use of SDKs is to integrate API services like the one payment processors provide.

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