Building JavaScript projects with Make

added by Bob Senoff
12/4/2014 2:02:06 PM


I’ve always wondered why every language ecosystem feels the need to invent its own build tools, and I’ve often felt like they get in my way. Too often, Rake tasks are just wrappers around existing executables like rspec or cucumber, or require custom glue code to hook a tool into the build system — witness the explosion of grunt-* packages on npm. I find Grunt particularly problematic.