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In those languages, it is pretty much the same as for dos and windows console programs.
./configure just sets the makefile up depending on your machine. For example you may need to specify a different location for installation (--prefix="/wherever") or something else. The options are listed when you do ./configure --help.
make just builds the program, running through the makefile. Also, if a program has many seperate modules, you can just build one by doing "make simon" if simon is defined as a target in the makefile.
make clean just cleans out all the object files so they will be rebuilt rather than skipped over when you do make again. Its a good idea to do that if you've made any changes to anything.
Make install just installs the program into it's defined prefix directory.
Note that most programs install into /usr/local by default and will be over ridden by older versions in /usr or / if they are installed.