API and SDK

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    Question API and SDK

    Hi!

    I just want to know what is the difference between SDK and API.
    So if anyone knows the please post the answer.

    Thank you!
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    Go to www.java.sun.com look at how Java is set up.
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    An SDK contains a whole bunch of APIs... SDKs also have a lot
    of documentation, tools, example programs.

    DirectX is an SDK. Direct3D is an API (which is part of DirectX)...

    I don't know. I'm probably wrong. That's how I've always thought
    of it, though.
    Staying away from General.

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    Right on, ethic

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    API: Application Programming Interface
    SDK: Software Development Kit

    So, yes; ethic is correct.
    "There's always another way"
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    Thanks!
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