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okay i have been coding for like only 3 years but please please please someone tell me the difference between an API and an SDK bullets point comparisons only warps to the most useful
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An API allows you to use any programming language you want but you have to manage all the set up and boilerplate. And SDK is typically written for a specific language and abstracts away all of the boilerplate and setup. The SDK uses the API internally.
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APIs don’t have any language restrictions but SDKs do. SDKs have additional boilerplate code as functions which might not be worth making an API call. SDKs usually have much better type support compared to APIs Most sdks use certain APIs under the hood to improve the devx
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api: the interface to any programmable thing sdk: a toolkit, usually a set of libraries you can install. casually though, people say “api” to mean “api accessible over http”.
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an SDK is like a toolbox, and an API is an adapter for outlets. SDKs can have APIs but not the other around. an API gets you access and communication, an SDK gives you tools and frameworks.
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