Github is one of the most famous code hosting and collaboration platforms. It has built an ecosystem of nearly 100 million developers and over 300 million code repositories. Very safely, anyone would assume that the company is all about coding. Interestingly enough, on the company’s 10th anniversary, Chris Wanstrath, Github’s co-founder and then CEO said to his team: “The future of coding is no coding at all”. His whole vision was that coding was not going to continue to be the “main event” anymore; building software was.
Five years later, I think his vision was pretty spot on. You look at the way software is being built, and it's all about leveraging the value of what others have built to make your own building experience easier, more scalable and more secure. Undoubtedly, Software Development Kits (SDKs) play a critical role in building software today. That is why in this article, I want to provide a quick overview on what SDKs are, their benefits, and what role they play to help us at Finboot unlock the value of enterprise Web3.
A software development kit (SDK) is a set of software tools and programs provided by software vendors that developers can use to build applications for specific platforms. SDKs help developers easily integrate their apps with a vendor's services.
SDKs include documentation, application programming interfaces (APIs), code samples, libraries and processes, as well as guides that developers can use and integrate into their apps. Developers can use SDKs to build and maintain specific functionalities in their applications without having to code everything from scratch.
Numerous programming languages and mobile applications can use different types of SDKs. SDKs streamline common procedures and increase programme functionality by gathering the necessary set of tools in one place bringing to the table the following advantages:
- Simple integration: Think of Stripe. Stripe is a payment processing platform. They created several SDKs so that developers can easily integrate online payments in their applications.
- Time and cost savings: Think of Shopify. If anyone is in need of easy development and fast deployment of their e-commerce site, they should look at Shopify’s SDKs for an accelerated time to value.
- Enhanced performance: Think of Twilio. Their SDKs are designed to bring text, chat, voice and video messaging to your applications.
With the same view of enabling simple integrations, minimising resources and enhancing functionality and user experience, Finboot has introduced MARCO, a platform and ecosystem with SDKs that will simplify blockchain for business and quickly unlock the value of enterprise Web3. What Stripe did to payments, Shopify to e-commerce, and Twilio to communications, MARCO is doing to enterprise Web3.
Building blockchain applications from scratch is complex and therefore costly. It is a huge challenge and you may end up facing issues with scalability, performance and interoperability. MARCO’s low-code capabilities and SDKs can reduce development time and mitigate risks. Giving you time to focus on the specifics of your application and its business case; not on the ins-and-outs of blockchain.
Moreover, MARCO’s no-code/low-code approach is a more visual and intuitive software development environment. Allowing enterprise and citizen developers to drag and drop application components, connect them together and build their own blockchain powered digital ecosystems.
With MARCO’s no-code capabilities, companies can start using blockchain without writing a single line of code. While our low-code capabilities and SDKs can be used to build new applications focused on easy deployment and fast development. Both approaches (no-code/low-code) can be easily integrated into existing systems architecture through standard integrations.
Sticking to Chris’ idea of building software as the main event. You can think of MARCO as your blockchain LEGOⓇ set; arming you with all the building blocks to construct the digital ecosystems of the future.
If you would like to know more about MARCO look at our Dev Portal or contact us.