GitHub Enterprise Server, the self-hosted version of the code shack’s platform, has hit version 3.5. The company said there are over 60 new features, including Dependabot, a service which automatically updates the packages used by a repository.
The packages on which other packages depend are somewhat hidden from the developer, so that security issues or bugs can easily be missed. Dependabot can trigger alerts when a vulnerable dependency is discovered or checked in, and also has an option keep versions up to date automatically.
GitHub acquired Dependabot in May 2019 and it has been part of the cloud hosted GitHub for some time, but arrived in public beta in Enterprise Server 3.4 three months ago.