At last week's Webmontag Frankfurt (?), Robert Reiz talked about continuous updating of dependencies with VersionEye. VersionEye, in its own words, is a
cross-platform search engine and crowdsourcing app for open source software libraries.
Essentially, the service tracks more than 170.000 libraries in languages like Java, Ruby, PHP, Python, and many more, and monitors any updates to those libs. Registered users can keep track of their projects and the libraries used in these projects. If any updates occur upstream, VersionEye sends out a mail. As a developer, you don't have to manually check on all the GitHub repositories anymore, VersionEye does that for you.
VersionEye also allows you to create beautiful graphs like this one here on the right. It also lists all the licenses of all the libraries used in your project, an let's you see which libraries you use most often.
Using it with PHP
Adding a PHP project to the service couldn't be simpler (if you use Composer, which you should!): Just upload your
composer.json to VersionEye, and you're all set up. The same goes for project files like
requirement.txt (Python Package Index),
pom.xml (Maven) or Ruby Gemfiles. You can also connect VersionEye to your GitHub account, and it will notify you of outdated dependencies in your repositories.
Robert also said that there already is a VersionEye module for ZF2 and the ZendDeveloperTools that calls the VersionEye JSON API to track dependencies. However, I could not find a Symfony2 bundle with this functionality. So I wrote one.
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