How to get notified about out-dated dependencies in build.sbt?

Scala SBT is the build tool for the programming language Scala. You can specify your project dependencies in the “build.sbt” file, similar to the pom.xml file in Maven. A build.sbt file can look like this.

name := "s3crate"

organization := "codexica"

version := "0.0.1-SNAPSHOT"

scalaVersion := "2.10.2"

libraryDependencies += "" % "jets3t" % "0.9.0"

libraryDependencies += "com.amazonaws" % "aws-java-sdk" % "1.3.33"

But how do you get notified about new versions of your dependencies?

VersionEye now supports Scala SBT. VersionEye can monitor your build.sbt file on GitHub / Bitbucket. If you are logged in to VersionEye you just have to navigate to your GitHub / Bitbucket repository and flip the switch beside the build.sbt file.


After fetching and parsing the build.sbt file successfully the file name turns into a link. You can enter the project detail view by clicking on the link. Here you can see which of your dependencies are out-dated and what is the current version.


By clicking on the Link “Visual Dependencies” VersionEye will show you all transitive dependencies, visualized as a super cool JavaScript Graph 🙂


VersionEye will check your build.sbt file once a week and send you email notifications about out-dated dependencies. If everything is up-to-date you will get no email.

VersionEye now with new Dependency Badges

VersionEye has now new dependency badges for Java, Ruby, PHP and Node.JS. You will find them on every package page. They look like this.

dep_out-of-datedep_up-to-date dep_unknown

They badges are showing you immediately if the dependencies of a software library are up-to-date, out-of-date or unknown. By clicking on the badges a popup will appear with code snippets for the most used markup languages. Just use copy and pate to add the badges to your GitHub or another HTML page.


The badges are also available for your VersionEye projects, if they are public.

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A project is up-to-date if all his dependencies are up-to-date.

I am looking forward to see this badges on GitHub 🙂