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Announcing Poetry support


Using Poetry as your package manager for Python? Dependabot can now help keep your pyproject.toml and pyproject.lock up-to-date. 🎉

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Announcing Elm support


Using Elm? Dependabot can now help you keep your elm-package.json file up-to-date.

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Announcing Go support


Using Go? If you’re using dep for your dependency management then Dependabot can now help you keep your Gopkg.toml and Gopkg.lock files up-to-date.

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GitHub Security Alerts integration


We’ve integrated Dependabot with GitHub’s Security Alerts. Now when you receive a security alert from GitHub you can expect a PR from Dependabot that fixes it soon after.

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Lerna support


Working on a JavaScript monorepo that uses Lerna? Dependabot will now update all your package.json files automatically.

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Set working hours for automatic PR merging


You can now specify “working hours” for Dependabot’s automerge functionality. 🤖

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100,000 pull requests merged! 💯🎉


Early this morning Dependabot’s 100,000th pull request was merged. It was to a private repo and updated the Ruby gem selenium-webdriver from 3.12.0 to 3.13.0.

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Announcing .NET support


Using .NET? Dependabot can now help you keep the dependencies in your project files up-to-date.

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Patch updates for older major versions


We’ve improved Dependabot’s version resolution logic. It can now keep you up-to-date with patch releases to older major versions.

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Dependabot now supports pip-compile


If you use pip-tools to manage your Python dependencies, Dependabot will now keep your requirements.in files up-to-date, too, and ensure your dependencies are always compatible.

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Limiting the number of open Dependabot PRs


By default, Dependabot will now limit the number of open pull requests it has for any project/language combination to 10.

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Dependabot's Rust support is out of beta


We released beta support for Rust back in March. Today, we’re blessing it with full release status. 🎉

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Announcing Gradle support


Using Gradle? Dependabot can now help you keep the dependencies in your build.gradle files up-to-date.

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Custom Maven repositories


Dependabot now checks custom Maven repositories specified in your pom.xml for updates. You’ll start seeing updates for dependencies from them automatically.

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Support for multimodule Maven projects


Dependabot can now help you keep multimodule Maven projects up-to-date.

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Private Elixir packages and organizations


Dependabot now supports private Elixir packages and organizations.

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Automatic security updates for JavaScript


Dependabot now creates pull requests immediately in response to security advisories for Node packages. 🕵️‍♀️

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Security updates only mode


You can now set Dependabot to only create PRs in response to security advisories.

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Automatically respond to security advisories


Dependabot now creates pull requests immediately in response to security advisories for Ruby, PHP and Rust (more languages coming soon). It can also automatically merge those PRs for you.

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Announcing Rust support


Using Rust? Dependabot can now help you keep your Cargo.toml and Cargo.lock files up-to-date.

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Live updates


Dependabot can now create pull requests for you the minute new dependency versions are released. ⚡️

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Better pull requests


We’ve overhauled Dependabot’s pull requests to include changelogs, release notes and commit details. Here’s an example.

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Dependabot's Elixir support is out of beta


We released beta support for Elixir back in January. Today, we’re blessing it with full release status. 🎉

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Automatic PR merging now in beta testing


Dependabot can now automatically merge patch-level updates for you. It’s a beta feature, and we’d love your feedback on it.

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Dependabot now supports Elixir umbrella applications


When we added beta support for Elixir six weeks ago one of the things that was missing was support for umbrella applications. As of today, that’s fixed.

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Dependabot now signs its commits


Dependabot now signs its commits, so you can be sure they’re from us.

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New feature: option for lockfile updates only


We just shipped a new feature: an option to only receive lockfile-only updates. 🎉

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Dependabot's Java support is now in beta


We released alpha support for Java (Maven) back in January. Today, we’re upgrading support to beta, with a plan for the additional improvements we need to get Java to full release status. 🎉

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Postmortem: GitHub commit display bug


On February 6th, 2018, a GitHub user set [email protected] as their GitHub email address, which caused Dependabot’s commits to appear to be attached to their account. The issue is now resolved, cannot recur, and was only a display bug. A full post-mortem is below:

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Gemnasium are being acquired by GitLab. Here's what that means for everyone else


Gemnasium has been acquired by GitLab and is shutting down its GitHub service in May. Their blog post is candid about why: GitHub’s dependency graph and security alerts work has undermined their value proposition.

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Announcing Elixir support


Using Elixir? Dependabot can now help you keep your dependencies up-to-date. 🎉

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Dependabot's PHP support is out of beta


We released beta support for PHP back in June last year. Today, we’re blessing it with full release status. 🎉

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Announcing Maven support


Using Maven? Dependabot can now help you keep your POM file up-to-date.

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Little touches


We love making Dependabot as delightful as possible - we think it makes the difference between a product people use and one they love.

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Dependabot now supports Pipenv (in beta)!


Python devs: Dependabot can now help keep your Pipfile and Pipfile.lock up-to-date. 🎉

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Dependabot's Python support is out of beta


We released beta support for Python back in July. Today, we’re blessing it with full release status. 🎉

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Dependabot's JavaScript support just got even better


We’ve just made Dependabot much easier to use with JavaScript:

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Dependabot's npm support is out of beta


We released beta support for npm a month ago. Today, we’re blessing it with full release status. 🎉

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Handling thorny Ruby dependency updates


Since launching Dependabot for Ruby six months ago, we’ve had a guilty secret: Dependabot couldn’t handle the most difficult updates. Specifically, it couldn’t hack updates where multiple dependencies needed to be updated at the same time.

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The GitHub Marketplace effect on distribution


It’s been a month since Dependabot was added to the GitHub Marketplace. Time to crunch some numbers on the effect it’s had.

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Get a Dependabot free trial for your company


Want to try Dependabot but need to see it in action first? You can now sign up for a free trial of Dependabot’s paid plans. 🎉

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Announcing beta support for npm


Using npm for your JavaScript dependencies? Dependabot can now help you keep your package-lock.json up-to-date.

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Docker support is out of beta


We released beta support for Dockerfiles two weeks ago. Today, we’re blessing it with full release status. 🎉

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Announcing Docker support


Using Docker? Dependabot can now help you keep your base image up-to-date.

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Updating Ruby dependencies with a git source


It’s a really common problem: you contribute a fix or feature to a library but want to pull in your changes before the maintainer has cut a release. The solution is to use a git source specifying your commit, but it’s easy to then forget about the git source in your Gemfile and fall behind on other updates.

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Ignoring a major / minor version


We just shipped a handy new feature: you can now ask Dependabot to ignore a major or minor version of a dependency.

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Dependabot now supports Git submodules


Using Git submodules in your project? Dependabot can now keep them up-to-date for you.

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Helping test Bundler 1.16.0


Dependabot is currently helping test the latest pre-release candidate of Bundler 1.16.0. If you see anything odd in any of the pull requests we generate, let us know.

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Dependabot now supports Ruby libraries


Dependabot can now help you keep the sub-dependencies of your Ruby gems up-to-date.

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Fixing Bundler's dependency resolution algorithm and making it 2x faster


A month ago we had a report of some strange behaviour from Dependabot: on some projects, we were creating a “Dependabot can’t resolve your Ruby dependency files” issue, only to immediately close it. Hunting down that bug took me right to the core of Bundler’s dependency resolution logic, and I spent three weeks working to improve it.

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Dependabot's core logic is now open-source


We’ve open-sourced Dependabot Core, the core logic behind Dependabot. Full details are in the project’s readme.

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Dependabot now supports Python


Using Python? Dependabot now works with pip to automate keeping your dependencies up-to-date.

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Expanding our vision: automated refactors for major version updates


A month ago we wrote about our vision for dependency management. At the time, we wanted to Dependabot to achieve the following:

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Introducing Dependabot compatibility scores


From today, Dependabot pull requests will include details the percentage of test suites that pass for the relevant update, in the form a compatibility badge:

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Dependabot now supports PHP


Using PHP? Dependabot now works with Composer to automate keeping your packages up-to-date.

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Weekly bumping


We just shipped a handy little new feature: the ability to reduce the frequency of dependency updating from daily to weekly.

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A bigger vision for dependency management


Last week we launched Dependabot, a dependable robot who’ll keep your dependencies up-to-date for you. We’ve got big plans for it.

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Why bother keeping dependencies up-to-date?


Dependabot has pretty strong views on dependency management. If you use it, you’re signing up to keep your dependencies up-to-date all the time (although it’s easy to ignore versions you don’t want to use).

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Ten years of Rubysec data analysed to find the most secure dependency strategy


Want to keep your application as secure as possible? According to the last 10 years of Rubysec data, the most secure, actionable strategy is to keep your dependencies on the bleeding edge.

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Introducing Dependabot!


Today, we’re launching Dependabot — a dependable robot who’ll keep your dependencies up-to-date for you. Here’s how it works.

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