(InfoWorld) Microsoft has open-sourced its Quantum Development Kit, or QDK, a software development kit for building scalable quantum computing systems. The QDK features Q#, a high-level quantum-focused programming language that integrates with Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code.
By open-sourcing the SDK, Microsoft is looking to foster contribution of quantum apps and algorithms along with advancements in compilation, tools, and optimization.
Microsoft has published instructions on getting started with QDK at the company website. QDK installs on Windows, Linux, or MacOS. QDK samples can be found on GitHub.