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What is Make?

The GNU Compiler Collection and GNU Toolchain (Binutils, GDB, GLIBC)
Make is a tool in the Code Automation Tools category of a tech stack.

Who uses Make?

Companies
69 companies reportedly use Make in their tech stacks, including Avito, Figure, and Buzzvil.

Developers
168 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Make.

Make Integrations

Pros of Make
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No-nonsense approach to builds. Just works
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One-line Execution
Decisions about Make

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Make in their tech stack.

Robert Postill
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I chose Make in part because the Racket community has make files for projects that were easy to use and adapt to my project. The reality is Make is still the best cross-platform cross-ecosystem build tool. Sure you could use something more tailored to your language or framework. But who has a stack so simple it only has one language or framework in it? Not me, certainly.

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Make Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Make?
CMake
It is used to control the software compilation process using simple platform and compiler independent configuration files, and generate native makefiles and workspaces that can be used in the compiler environment of the user's choice.
GitHub Copilot
It is an AI pair programmer that helps you write code faster and with less work. It draws context from comments and code, and suggests individual lines and whole functions instantly.
GitHub Copilot
It is an AI pair programmer that helps you write code faster and with less work. It draws context from comments and code, and suggests individual lines and whole functions instantly.
Task
It is a task runner / build tool that aims to be simpler and easier to use than, for example, GNU Make. Since it's written in Go, Task is just a single binary and has no other dependencies, which means you don't need to mess with any complicated install setups just to use a build tool.
Tabnine
Code Faster With Whole-Line & Full-Function Code Completions. Trusted by millions of developers.
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Make's Followers
125 developers follow Make to keep up with related blogs and decisions.