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A software development kit (SDK) is a set of development tools provided by a hardware or software vendor to allow their products to be used with those from other developers.[1]


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From 1989 to the mid 1990s, Apple Computer was known for releasing SDK CD-ROMs to developers with comical pop culture references.[2][3] Apple has since moved their developer documentation online to the Apple Developer portal.


  1. Software Developers Kit at the Free On-Line Dictionary Of Computing. 1995-03-01.
  2. Old Apple Developer Discs, Nisus. Accessed 2021-06-26.
  3. Apple Developer CD Codenames: Puns, fun and satire by David K. Every, MacKiDo. 1999-02-22.

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