A set of development tools that allows for the creation of applications for a certain software package

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Could not find ildasm.exe where Developer command prompt for Visual studio 2012 points to [closed]

Today I was trying to manually run the ildasm.exe from the location where Developer command prompt for Visual studio 2012 points to i.e, C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft visual studio 11.0.But I ...
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Windows Phone 8 development on Windows 7 - is it or will be possible?

I was trying to install Windows Phone 8 SDK on my Windows 7 machine and it hit me with the 'supported only on Windows 8' message. I actually wanted to develop Phone 7.5 apps on Visual Studio 2012, ...
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What's the difference between an API and an SDK?

I was looking through various APIs and SDKs, when I realized that I couldn't really tell the difference between something called an API and something called an SDK. Both of them are, conceptually, a ...
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How does copyrights apply to source code header files?

It seems I heard that header files are not considered copyrightable since they can only be written one way (like a list of ingredients or facts). So a header file for a specific DLL will always look ...
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What am I risking if I don't update my SDK/JDK and bundled runtime/JRE every time there's a security update?

It seems like there's a new major security hole patched in Java every other week, and I would assume the same goes for other development platforms. After years of frustration trying to get customers ...
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What can I do without the iPhone SDK and Xcode? [closed]

I want to develop an iPhone application, I do not have Xcode nor the iPhone SDK (nor a macbook but I plan to buy one). What could be done without those products? Edit: I intend to release it on ...
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What are the benefits and drawback of documentation vs tutorials vs video tutorials [closed]

Which types of learning resources do you find the most helpful, for which kinds of learning and/or perhaps at specific times? Some examples of types of learning you could consider: When starting to ...
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Can SDK license influence an application license?

Let's say SDK is under specific license that is not compatible with some other licenses (like Flex SDK with GPLv2). Can I create an application by using for example Flex SDK, and license its ...
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Should Android development be done on Windows or OSX? Is there any difference?

I have the option to install the Android SDK on Windows or OSX. Which platform provides a better (easier) development experience? To keep this constructive, I'm looking for any difference that ...
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WWDC 2012 announced features on iOS 5?

I am relatively new to iOS development, so after watching a bunch of WWDC videos announcing new awesome features for the iPhone SDK, I still got a few questions regarding their support for older ...
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Naming library which generates a JSON-req to a REST-API?

How would you call a library which generates a JSON-req to a REST-API so that you just work on object-level for creating a request? Many company wants to define it as an SDK, but is it a suitable ...