Monday, 4 January 2021

Makefiles Returns

Doing stuff: the good old way

I often write Makefile(s) for my projects, even when they’re in some scripting language. This because the good old, humble make is installed almost everywhere and its simple syntax does one thing and does it well: doing tasks according to dependencies.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Some reflections about In Defense of the "Not Invented Here" Syndrome


Just invented here!
Image curtesy of Wikimedia

Some months ago I read an interesting article by Joel Spolsky, written back in the neolithic epoch (2001).

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

A Way to Deploy Python Programs

[...]we will use Java, because a jar file is easier to deploy.
This sentence occurs sometimes where I work. In this multi-environment place, a easy way to deploy your software is a fundamental requirement.

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Why a Build System in IDEs Era?

Some friends of mine criticized my old post «Build your C/C++ programs everywhere with SCons», arguing a build system is useless in modern world.