GNU Make vs LaunchDarkly comparison

 

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GNU Make
Ranking in Build Automation
26th
Average Rating
8.2
Number of Reviews
5
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LaunchDarkly
Ranking in Build Automation
40th
Average Rating
7.0
Number of Reviews
1
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Featured Reviews

it_user790464 - PeerSpot reviewer
Dec 18, 2017
Full-featured syntax allows building strategies as simple or as complex as needed
GNU Make is such an essential tool that it is almost impossible to imagine working without it. Not having it, developers would probably have to resort to doing everything manually or via shell scripts. Tools such as automake and various IDEs that depend on GNU Make would be rendered useless Lack…
Suresh Chaudhari - PeerSpot reviewer
Jun 28, 2024
Supports trunk-based development, allowing for faster development but lacks multi-region support
LaunchDarkly currently lacks multi-region support. I strongly believe they need to develop a strategy for handling situations where LaunchDarkly goes down. They should have a backup URL and collaborate with other engineers to ensure availability. There should be a fail-over strategy in place. My understanding is that a multi-region real-time solution isn't available yet. Another future enhancement I envision is having the entire application property load through LaunchDarkly. This integration would be advantageous but needs to be designed to be very user-friendly and serviceable. I use a dashboard. I see some improvements happening, but it's a little bit cluttered. It even needs to be improved because certain kinds of levels of fields are added. So they need to make it very user-friendly, that kind of thing. So, LaunchDarkly really has to play around and make it very user-friendly. I expect certain behavior from the tool, but it gives me false results. I know I need to play around with all the properties, and then I can go to what it takes. It's not a tool that a non-technical person can use. Like, whoever is a non-technical person can also easily able to understand what they want to do; that kind of thing used to be taken as part of the dashboard (cloud dashboard), which is wherever we are enabled with your feature, like, so because If you go inside the plans, it has, like, a certain level of conditions and operations. So sometimes it works well, sometimes it doesn't work. So everyone has to understand. So, that needs to be very precise.

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Pros

"I have not encountered any scalability issues with GNU Make. It is as scalable as the project's structure is, and then some."
"Makefiles are extremely easy to work with using any preferred editor. GNU Make can be run directly from the terminal, not requiring any time wasted on clicking."
"Full-featured syntax allows building strategies as simple or as complex as one wishes, and declarative approach fits the task really well. Wide adoption also means that everybody knows what GNU Make is and how to use it."
"GNU Make is such an essential tool that it is almost impossible to imagine working without it. Not having it, developers would probably have to resort to doing everything manually or via shell scripts."
"Setup is extremely straightforward."
"It has really helped during the series of product lines and faster deployment and faster development."
 

Cons

"GNU Make requires using the Tab symbol as the first symbol of command line for execution. In some text editors this can be problematic, as they automatically insert spaces instead of tabs."
"Vanilla GNU Make does not support any kind of colored output. A wrapper named colormake exists to work around this, but native (opt-in) support would be welcome."
"I strongly believe they need to develop a strategy for handling situations where LaunchDarkly goes down."
 

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"GNU Make is free and open source software."
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What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for LaunchDarkly?
We have a license. From what I heard from my other team members, the licensing cost is a little high. So it needs to be cheaper. If it's cheaper, any organization will involve more users.
What needs improvement with LaunchDarkly?
LaunchDarkly currently lacks multi-region support. I strongly believe they need to develop a strategy for handling situations where LaunchDarkly goes down. They should have a backup URL and collabo...
What is your primary use case for LaunchDarkly?
We built a powerful e-commerce platform and heavily used LaunchDarkly to launch features behind a flag. This allowed us to implement trunk-based development, significantly improving our development...
 

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