Developers get more quantum computing goodies
Microsoft’s Quantum Development Kit (QDK) got its first major upgrade since its introduction last year. It witnessed the addition of several new features designed to open the platform to a wider array of developers. The updated QDK will be interoperable with the Python computing language.
According to sources at Microsoft, developers have been wanting the kit to be made available for Linux and MacOS. This newly released QDK includes support for Linux and MacOS, as well as additional open source libraries.
The Quantum Development Kit was announced last fall at Microsoft’s
Supporting interoperability for Python allows developers to access their existing libraries from Q# without having to port it, Scott Friedman, a spokesperson for Microsoft, pointed out. “These updates support Microsoft’s ambition to enable a scalable Quantum solution for the broadest set of customers – eventually realising our goal of delivering Quantum-as-a-Service on Azure,” he added.