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What is SDL?

It is a cross-platform development library designed to provide low level access to audio, keyboard, mouse, joystick, and graphics hardware via OpenGL and Direct3D.
SDL is a tool in the Cross-Platform Desktop Development category of a tech stack.

Who uses SDL?

Companies
4 companies reportedly use SDL in their tech stacks, including Game Pencil Engine, duobeiyun, and depsandCI.

Developers
24 developers on StackShare have stated that they use SDL.

SDL Integrations

Datadog, Zendesk, Toggl, Confluent, and Salesforce Service Cloud are some of the popular tools that integrate with SDL. Here's a list of all 6 tools that integrate with SDL.

SDL's Features

  • Multiple window support
  • Hardware-accelerated 2D graphics
  • Better Unicode support

SDL Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to SDL?
OpenGL
It is a cross-language, cross-platform application programming interface for rendering 2D and 3D vector graphics. The API is typically used to interact with a graphics processing unit, to achieve hardware-accelerated rendering.
Qt
Qt, a leading cross-platform application and UI framework. With Qt, you can develop applications once and deploy to leading desktop, embedded & mobile targets.
Electron
With Electron, creating a desktop application for your company or idea is easy. Initially developed for GitHub's Atom editor, Electron has since been used to create applications by companies like Microsoft, Facebook, Slack, and Docker. The Electron framework lets you write cross-platform desktop applications using JavaScript, HTML and CSS. It is based on io.js and Chromium and is used in the Atom editor.
JavaFX
It is a set of graphics and media packages that enables developers to design, create, test, debug, and deploy rich client applications that operate consistently across diverse platforms.
Qt5
It is a full development framework with tools designed to streamline the creation of applications and user interfaces for desktop, embedded, and mobile platforms.
See all alternatives

SDL's Followers
29 developers follow SDL to keep up with related blogs and decisions.