Last Monday, Benjamin Unger and Daniel Bankmann gave a talk on Makefiles and how these can be used with Latex.  After some introduction to some basic usage of Makefiles, it was explained, how Makefiles are limited for compiling latex files and why one should use latexmk instead.

After that, another useful tool for comparing changes in latexfiles, latexdiff, got introduced. It was shown, how this tool can be used together with git in order to fully automatize diffs between different stages of some document.

Makefiles, Latexmk & Latexdiff