February 14, 2011
ninja is a new build system developed by the Chrome developers at google, used to compile chrome executables
Source code is available at: https://github.com/martine/ninja
Blog post about ninja at: http://neugierig.org/software/chromium/notes/2011/02/ninja.html
In a nutshell, ninja is a simple and light weight replacement to “make”… it is surely worth a look if you are looking for a fast lightweight build system alternative.