To cater to growing business needs (new use cases and higher volume), equipment vendors are adopting new technologies and domain specific hardware/software platforms. This poses multiple challenges to the application developer community such as learning new technologies, adapting to new methodologies, etc. To address these challenges and reduce overall time to market for the end-to-end solution based on such platforms, the key is to manage the complexity by way of abstraction. Software Development Kit is a set of tools that hides the underlying complexity and helps (third party) application developer to implement/ test/ debug a given use case specific software in reasonably lesser time. Depending on the business need, SDK may be as simple as the Application Programming Interface (like REST API development) or a complete ecosystem (consisting of API libraries, pre-built components, debugging facility, automated test environment with simulator/emulators, IDE plugins, code generation, bundled run-time environment, sample applications, interaction help, etc).
HSC has extensive experience in SDK development for different platform vendors and has good insight of telecom (wireline and wireless) and datacom to understand the applicable use cases. The services offering in the SDK space are given below:
For effective management of the networking equipment, different OEMs are exposing a management interface for controllability and observability. Typically these interfaces are based on standards (such as NetConf, SNMP, etc) and are invoked under application logic (specific to a use case). HSC offers to build a full SDK including the REST API development, test environment with simulators/ emulators, user registration, API client authentication, etc
Amongst the telecom service provider the GSMA OneAPI aka Network APIs is gaining popularity. HSC can build the SDK with a sandbox implementation of these Network APIs.
With the growing interest in M2M communication, there is a growth opportunity for newer applications that uses the M2M application APIs provided by M2M gateways. HSC can build an SDK that provides the sandbox implementation of these M2M APIs.
The definition of the north bound API to be used by the developer community is not available at times. It may either be implementation specific or use-case specific. Domain experts at HSC team can analyze the use cases and help in defining/ specifying such north bound APIs. Further HSC team can take up SDK development for the same.