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Approach to encouraging organizational adoption of new web dev tools [closed]

I'm attending the O'Reilly Fluent conference, and a clear theme I've seen is the widespread adoption of tools to improve effectiveness of efficiency in web development workflows. I readily recognize ...
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Brief explanation for executables in a GNU/Clang Toolchain?

I roughly understand that cc, ld and other parts are called in a certain sequence according to schemes like Makefiles etc. Some of those commands are used to generate those configs and Makefiles. And ...
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scons and python unit tests best practices

I am using scons to build a large project containing a mix of C++ and Python. I would like scons to run Python unit tests either using nose or not. Currently, we have a long list of tests files and ...
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How much effort goes into maintaining a build system?

In StackExchange Podcast #09 it is remarked: Another study recently looked at how much effort goes into maintaining the build system: 5 to 30% of all development effort is spent on maintaining the ...
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Software background building tools

I develop a cross-platform project (Windows, Linux, Mac OS X) and use CMAKE, some python and platform-dependent scripts (sh, bat) for construction. Nevertheless I find the process of construction ...
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Scons, make, jam, ants, autotools etc and project files?

I wanted to get your thoughts. I see build systems like scons, make, jam, ants, autotools. Why do they exist? are they something like cross platform 'project files'? Do they address another need? to ...
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Can I use MSBuild to build old VS6 C++ projects?

I have a build computer where Visual Studio not installed, only MSbuild which can build VS2008 projcets without having any Visual Studio installed. I wonder whether it is possible to use MSbuild ...