An SDK (software development kit) is a set of libraries software developers use to make it easier to create applications, hardware platforms, operating systems, etc.
Using the SDK in product development allows you to reduce the time for writing code, save on testing the product since the part taken from the SDK has already been tested.
The disadvantages of the SDK include:
- code errors in libraries lead to errors in the product;
- limitations related to the fact that the SDK is a set of standard solutions;
- library updates leading to obligations to monitor the backward compatibility of the product and the SDK used.