Microsoft’s Quantum Development Kit goes open source on GitHub


Microsoft has open-sourced its Quantum Development Kit (QDK) on GitHub. The QDK, which launched in preview last year, gives developers access to the Q# programming language, quantum simulators, and the libraries needed to start experimenting with quantum computing before it goes mainstream. “By open-sourcing the Quantum Development Kit in GitHub, we enable developers to contribute alongside an emerging community of quantum computing programmers. We initiated this work last year when we open-sourced several features of the Quantum Development Kit, including the libraries and samples,” Microsoft said in a blog post.