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Set up an SDK project

RELEVANT PRODUCTS:
  • Optimizely X Full Stack
  • Optimizely X Mobile
  • Optimizely X OTT

tHIS ARTICLE WILL HELP YOU:
  • Set up SDK projects for your experiments in Optimizely X Full StackMobile, and OTT
  • Build experiments in a backend language, including PythonRubyJavaNode, or PHP
  • Build experiments for native iOStvOS, or Android apps
  • Create separate projects for development and production environments  

If you're using Optimizely X Full Stack, Mobile, or OTT, you'll create an SDK project before you build your first experiment. A project is a way of creating a subsection of your Optimizely account. Learn more about SDK projects.

Create an SDK project

Here's how to create a new SDK project, with step-by-step instructions below:

  1. In Optimizely X, select Switch Project.

  2. Click New Project.

  3. Select the SDK project in the language you'll use to create experiments.

    All SDK projects look similar, regardless of language. By specifying a primary language, you help Optimizely provide language-specific code samples and keep you informed of SDK updates.

  4. Name your new project.

  5. Click Create Project.

Congratulations! You've created a new SDK project. Now you can create experiments in your new project.

Projects in Full Stack

You can use Optimizely X Full Stack to run experiments that span your technology stack. Use any Optimizely SDK in any Full Stack project. The primary language for the project should be the language you use to make traffic splits in your code.

For example, imagine you're running experiments in your Python backend and tracking events in a web browser via JavaScript. In this example, you'd use Python as the primary language, because that's where your experiment code runs.

You’re always free to track conversion events for your experiments in any other part of your technology stack in any language.