The Sleeter Group has published an interesting blog post (by Chuck Vigeant) comparing the Intuit Partner Platform (IPP) and the "traditional" QuickBooks SDK. We liked what Chuck had to say...here's a snippet:
"[IPP] contains tools for database creation, programming, billing, usage metering, licensing procurement, security mechanisms, and even creates a listing for the product that can be accessed directly from within QuickBooks. In the desktop world, this would be paramount to nirvana.
I have sat in several roadmap meetings, and my first notion is that they have learned from their experiences in the SDK implementation, and have provided a top notch environment for developers create a sellable application in a short timeline. In fact, using the IPP platform and tools, a developer can bring an application to market in weeks, instead of months."
Nice! Now, go and read the whole article...
Also, I'll be at this year's Sleeter Conference (Nov 9-12, Orlando) - so if you are planning to be there too, say hello!