Microsoft releases updated Quantum Development Kit with new chemistry library and improved developer tools

Microsoft last year released the first public preview of Quantum Development Kit to help developers learn how to program a quantum computer which is believed to be the future of computing. Along with the Quantum Development Kit, Microsoft also released the Q# programming language, a quantum computing simulator and other resources to help developers get started with Quantum Computing development. Microsoft today released an update to the Quantum Development Kit with improved developer tools, new chemistry library and more. This update comes with the following improvements:

  • New quantum chemistry library. The new quantum chemistry library can be used to develop quantum simulation solutions in the chemistry domain.
  • Improved Q# developer experience. The Quantum Development Kit now delivers deeper integration with Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code. This update includes live feedback as you type, with errors indicated by underlined errors and warnings.
  • New Q# language capabilities. The Q# programming language has been extended in ways that unify how developers code common operations, such as iteration over arrays, making coding in Q# easier and faster.

You can learn about this release here.

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