Krysta Svore, principal researcher at Microsoft, demonstrates the new Microsoft Quantum Development Kit.

The Quantum Development Kit makes it easy for you to start experimenting with quantum computing now and includes: · A native, quantum-focused programming language called Q# · Local and Azure-hosted simulators for you to test your Q# solution · And sample Q# code and libraries to help you get started

In this demo, she walks through a few code examples and explains where quantum principles like superposition and entanglement apply. She explains how quantum communication works using teleportation as your first “Hello World” inspired program. And keep watching to see more complex computations with molecular hydrogen.  

Are we actually making progress on quantum computing?

While at .NET Developer Days in Warsaw, Carl and Richard talked to Johnny Hooyberghs about quantum computing and Microsoft’s Q# language.

The discussion begins with some definitions around quantum computing including qubits, superposition, and entanglement. Google’s announcement on quantum supremacy is debated, as is the idea that quantum computers could ever be general-purpose computing devices. Back in the 1950s, we didn’t think computers would be homes, so who knows what comes next!

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In this video, find out about the fastest path to quantum development—the Microsoft Quantum Development Kit and the Q# quantum programming language—featuring high-level language constructs, advanced code simulation, debugging, and documentation, and Microsoft’s portfolio of libraries and samples.

Tutorial also includes details on the Microsoft Quantum Katas, exercises designed to teach quantum programming and quantum concepts.

Microsoft’s Quantum development kit (QDK) and its programing language, Q#, are poised to empower both research and education in quantum computing and quantum programming.

The QDK is provided with kata-based tutorials help to teach basic concepts of quantum computing such as superposition or measurement, or quantum algorithms (e.g. Grover search algorithm), providing a valuable tool for developers looking to get started in quantum computing.

While at NDC in Sydney, Carl and Richard talked with John Azariah about Q# and the Quantum Development Kit that he has helped create. The conversation starts out with a refresher on quantum computing in general, including exploring a number of the myths and fallacies – John brings up the really important problems that quantum can tackle, including (no kidding!) world hunger and climate change. John dives into what Q# is all about, being able to abstract away from the quantum hardware and various emulators so that you can explore quantum functions.

You may not have the hardware today, but some day you will!

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