Building web applications with Make

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Make is a build automation tool originally designed to compile source code into executable programs. However, because it is such a proven, flexible and versatile tool, it is also a great fit for other applications. I have been using Make to automate build tasks for web applications for a few years now with great satisfaction, and in this article I will show some of its interesting features and some makefile snippets I commonly use in the projects I work on.

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Using Prism for syntax highlighting with Sculpin

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I have been playing with the idea of starting my own blog for a while, but until now my website consisted of just a static index.html (along with some Sass file and images). Writing the HTML manually worked fine for a single landing page, but I realised that for a blog this would quickly become cumbersome. In order to keep the management of my site as easy as possible, without having to run a fully-fledged, database-backed content management system, I decided to go for a static site generator.

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Nic Wortel

Hi! I'm Nic Wortel, a software engineer specialised in building web applications with PHP and Symfony. On this blog I write about software development and related subjects.

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