developer's toolkit


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developer's toolkit

[di¦vel·əp·ərz ′tül‚kit]
(computer science)
A collection of program subroutines that are used to help write an application program in a particular programming language or with a particular operating system.

developer's toolkit

A set of software routines and utilities used to help programmers write an application. For graphical interfaces, it provides the tools and libraries for creating menus, dialog boxes, fonts and icons. It provides the means to link the application to libraries of software routines and to link it with the operating environment (OS, DBMS, protocol, etc.). See API, development system, client/server development system and GUI builder.