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Why you should update your dependencies automatically

When was the last time you decided to update the dependencies of one of your projects? And not because you needed a new feature, just to get the latest security patches for your project which might be running on the public internet? Well yes, I got the same problem: never. I didn’t update most dependencies of my own software until sometime earlier last year. My TL;DR today is that the setup was very easy, and I can sleep better now, as I know I will receive a notification when one of my applications is vulnerable....

February 28, 2023 · 5 min · 965 words · André Sterba