Microsoft’s Quantum Development Kit is Now Open Source on GitHub
Open Source Release Welcomes Developers to Contribute and Help Solve Planet-Scale Challenge
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+ [Microsoft’s] Quantum mission is to develop and deploy the world’s most scalable, secure, quantum computing system and to support a rich ecosystem of domain experts, developers, and researchers to solve today’s most challenging problems. To help achieve this mission we introduced the Microsoft Quantum Development Kit (QDK) over two years ago. The QDK includes the Q# quantum programming language and compiler, samples and tutorials to get started, and simulators and resource estimators for your quantum programs. The QDK also includes development environment extensions for VS and VS Code, and integration with the Jupyter platform. It has been exciting to see the deep community engagement with our QDK and to witness the apps that are being built to help realize a quantum future.
Together we can solve planet-scale challenges.
+ With this in mind, we are excited to announce that starting today, we are open-sourcing the QDK so that our broader community can contribute quantum apps and algorithms as well as advancements in compilation, optimization and tooling. By open-sourcing the Quantum Development Kit in GitHub, we enable developers to contribute alongside an emerging community of quantum computing programmers to help solve some of our world’s most important challenges.
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