As more & more developers integrate & embed Qlik Sense into various 3rd party platforms, the need to simplify the development process is paramount. With that in mind, today I am excited to announce the new Qlik Platform SDK.
What is this new SDK?
The Platform SDK is a suite of tools, libraries, and documentation that simplifies building high-quality and performant applications on top of the Qlik Sense Platform. The idea is to let developers extend solutions without the need to develop them from scratch.
What can we do using it?
As of now the Platform SDK is in its nascent phase. We have introduced a module called 'Auth' which is responsible for implementing authentication & authorization in browsers and web apps. So, you can use it to:
construct a websocket URL easily using a predefined method.
get login info about users.
connect to the Engine.
What programming languages does it support?
The best part of this SDK is that it comes in two flavors - TypeScript & Python. So, you have a lot of flexibility with TypeScript definitions and it also opens up scope for the Python developer community.
Please note that the Platform SDK packages are early development releases. So, please expect breaking changes as it updates and stabilize.
Here's an introductory video from the Qlik Developer series that explains what this is all about.
Let us know what you think about this new SDK and reach out for any questions.