VersionEye’s new Dependency Badges

We are happy to announce that VersionEye now provides new dependency badges for Java, Ruby, PHP and Node.JS. They are available on every package page and look like this:


With the help of the badges you can see immediately if the dependencies of a software library are up-to-date, out-of-date or unknown. Click on the badges and a pop-up window will appear with code snippets for mostly used markup languages. To add the badges to your GitHub or other HTML pages, simply copy and paste.

Good news: The badges are also available for your public VersionEye projects.


You know a project is up-to-date when all of a project’s dependencies are up-to-date.

Can’t wait to see these badges on GitHub!  :-)

VersionEye refactored the usage of GitHub API scopes

Did you know that VersionEye provides login with your GitHub account? Initially we implemented the GitHub login with the “repo” scope. This implies that VersionEye obtains access privileges (reading and writing) to ALL your repositories, even your private ones. You may ask yourself, why does VersionEye need access privileges to my private repositories? The answer is simple: VersionEye doesn’t need writing authorization. We will never touch your source code. Promise! Unfortunately GitHub API currently doesn’t provide a “read-only” scope. But we were talking to the GitHub guys at the GitMerge Conference in Berlin and they told us that more scopes for the GitHub API are in progress.

You may be also interested to know, why VersionEye even needs read access to your private repositories? Well, there is no way around it, if you want us to monitor your private repositories.

Many people complained about this scope. So, we did some refactoring, since VersionEye likes to help. If you’ve ever tried to login via GitHub, you know that VersionEye only asks for read access to your public repositories.

ImageGood to know: VersionEye will only convey your public repositories, when you create a new project.

ImageBut you’ll be able to grand VersionEye access to your private repositories retrospectively, if you want us to monitor those. Just click the link “Grand access to private repositories” on the GitHub tab and you’re going to see this:

ImageAnd keep in mind, VersionEye will never change your repositories! All we do is reading and monitoring your private repositories.

Click on the “Connect” link in the preference window, to see your connections to other social networks. Here you can also see the GitHub API scope that we have set for your account.

ImageUse the “disconnect” link anytime and your GitHub token in the VersionEye database will be deleted.

Improving the Dependency Wheel at GitMerge Hackathon

Improving the Dependency Wheel at the GitMerge Hackathon

Last week VersionEye’s founder Robert Reiz attended at GitMerge Conference in Berlin, sponsored by GitHub and Google. Saturday was hackathon day and Robert found somebody who wanted to contribute to the dependency wheel project. Many thanks to Coding46 for his contributions!

The dependency wheel project is a JavaScript Library which enables you to draw a circle of dots and connect the dots according to his dependencies …

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