Using a Makefile with Your Web App

By Will Jones, Engineer & Cofounder SocioProphet

What is a Makefile and Why Use It?

In short,

a Makefile is a set of instructions, that’s it!

In long,

a Makefile is a file containing target commands that are executed using the UNIX ‘make’ utility. These targets are file based targets that the Makefile will look for, however, in our case, we are using the targets as commands rather than physical entities in the file system. So, we…