David monitors your node.js dependencies to ensure they’re up to date
David is a great site that lets you (and your users) know if your node.js project dependencies (and dev dependencies) are at the latest stable version.
At the time of writing this, the dependencies and dev dependencies are all up to date (and green).
David is free for public repos on Github, I don’t think there is a private repo version yet and you can’t use other providers such as bitbucket.
Provided you have a package.json file for your node project, David will use this to automagically do everything for you :)
David informs with badges
You can add a badge to your README or similar (grunt-timer example here). Simply do david-dm.org/[username]/[repo].png, and they’re served via https e.g. david-dm.org/leecrossley/grunt-timer.png
David informs with RSS
If you really want an RSS feed, David will give you one. Similar to badges, but replace .png with /rss.xml e.g. david-dm.org/leecrossley/grunt-timer/rss.xml
There are many improvements that I hope are implemented soon:
- Projects with no dependencies are shown as up to date - https://david-dm.org/leecrossley/functional-js.png. Could have a no dependencies badge.
- Version info from npm is cached for a whole day, this is too long.
- package.json files from GitHub are cached for an hour. Could use GitHub service hooks to get the package.json changes.
If I see “David“ in the pub, I’ll get him a beer. You should too.