Sdk?

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    Sdk?

    What exactly is a SDK(Software developer kit)? Does it work from withing VS or what? Do you write code in it of what is it good for. Do I have to use it if I want to ship my programs?

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    An SDK is a collection of programming APIs that allow you to create programs faster. Basically, headers and libraries, usually with documentation on how to use it.

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    For instance, the Microsoft DirectX SDK contains all the libraries and headers and DLLs that one would need to compile a DirectX application. It also includes a number of utilities, source code, tutorials, and demos.
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