Re: writing an SDK

Subject: Re: writing an SDK
From: Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 12 Apr 2005 14:53:47 -0400

No, your statement that "an SDK is an API with docs" is completely incorrect.

There is a big difference between a SDK (software development kit) and
an API (application programming interface). The former allows you to
develop applications. The latter allows you to leverage third party
functionality via function calls into a 3rd party component from
within the application you're developing. The two are very, very

On Apr 12, 2005 12:36 PM, Chris Gooch <chris -dot- gooch -at- lightworkdesign -dot- com> wrote:
> > I hope they are asking you to *document* an SDK, not write one.
> An SDK is an API with docs, so I guess in a sense if you write
> docs for an API then you turn it into an SDK...


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