Gone are the days when writing a computer program meant spending hour upon hour slaving over a hot computer with many text books around you. There is now something in existence that has helped resolve this, the “Software Development Kit”. Many of these Software Development Kits, or “SDK”s have security and awareness built in to help combat the threat of viruses and malicious software. In our new technological age, the threat from viruses et al is prominent, these SDK’s help to test the effectiveness of current security measures and help determine if they can stand up to the new viruses and threats that are being constantly produced.
As with everything else, some of the SDK’s out there are easier to use than others, it is up to the programmers and coders as to which SDK they are most at home with. The one thing that is essential is to make sure the SDK chosen has everything included that the programmer needs to complete their project successfully. Technology changes at such a rate, it would not be wise to use an older SDK when a more up to date one is available. Many of the programs inside an SDK will be out of date and therefore of little or no use. Software is not cheap, to create or to buy, therefore the end user has to be sure that the software they are buying meets the needs and requirements they have.
Many Interface Development Kits are available online and in many software or computer retail outlets. They are not for the layman however, if you do not know what you are doing, you shouldn’t embark on a software development project, but should instead enlist the expertise of a software developer who knows exactly how to utilize these Interface Development Kits successfully and efficiently. An interface kit cannot help a novice programmer, they are for the experienced programmer who is fully aware of the interface kit capabilities.
As computer software continues to change, it will become more complex. This is why kits were created. They can offer shortcuts and allow people to add functions quickly.