Lexicon

SDK

// noun

EN SDK is short for: a Software Development Kit. It's a set of development tools for a specific device operating system (like iOS or Android) or framework or game console (like PlayStation or Xbox). It's like a toolbox for developers that they need to develop software within certain boundaries or for a specific application. These SDK's are usually developed by the people who provide the operating system, game console or other tool and are available online together with some documentation (see ReadMe) that explain the rules, agreements, set-up, way of working, etc. for these specific applications. You can compare it with the alphabet and the grammar of a certain language. You cannot communicate without one of the 2.


NL SDK is kort voor Software Development Kit. Dat is een set development-tools voor een specifiek besturingssysteem (zoals iOS of Android), framework, of spelconsole (zoals PlayStation of Xbox). SDK is als een gereedschapskist voor developers om software binnen bepaalde limieten te ontwikkelen of voor een specifieke toepassing. Deze SDK’s worden doorgaans ontwikkeld door mensen die dat besturingssysteem, die spelconsole of andere tool aanbieden. Die SDK’s worden meestal ook tegelijk online aangeboden met andere documentatie (zie Readme) dat de afspraken, setup en hoe het werkt uitlegt voor die specifieke toepassingen. Je kan het vergelijken met het alfabet en de grammatica van een taal. Als je een van de twee niet hebt, kan je niet verder.

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Digital transformation, Artificial intelligence, Robots takings our jobs, ... my GOD what a scary time we live in! Right? No, not really. We live in a very exciting time of endless possibilities, of genius new answers to questions we haven’t even been able to formulate... Some people just want to make good money by starting a fire and then being hired to put it out. We don’t like that at Bagaar. No apocalyptic vibes for us, we’re too zen for that.

The intelligence game will be won by those who know how to ask & answer questions critically.

Technology is evolving at a crazy pace, absolutely, and sometimes it might be a bit mindblowing, but don’t worry, humans are still the writers of this story, we decide how it goes. At Bagaar we help our clients every day to gear up for any technological challenge they may be up to, we have a very big toolbox of digital answers to their problems and are very happy to help them in writing their own story. This time we wanted to do something not only for our clients but for everyone, our moms, the guy at the busstop, politicians, journalists, whoever may be helped with a little free knowledge.

Core message here: Trojan: Nice for the greeks, not for you.

So, we wrote this lexicon in the assumption that if people would have more information, and a bit of guidance, they wouldn’t have to feel so helpless when hearing about Digital transformation, MVP’s, Frontend, AWS, Trojans, UX, UI, ... (Que?) We assembled all the buzzwords we use on a daily basis and tried to give a down to earth, simple explanation for each of them. Take it with you, read through it when you’re waiting on a train or getting your nails done and next time somebody starts a fire, you just blow it out yourself (or if it’s too big call Bagaar).

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