WhiteSource Acquires Renovate to Automate Dependency Updates

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WhiteSource has acquired Renovate, a provider of an open source automated dependency update platform that the company plans to make available for free. Rhys Arkins, co-founder of Renovate who is now director of product for WhiteSource, said that as software projects become more complicated, there’s an increased need for a mechanism to identify and track dependencies and automatically update them as changes and updates are made.

That requirement is becoming especially acute with the rise of microservices-based applications, which substantially increase the number of dependencies that exist within and between applications, added Arkins.

[Source: DevOps.com]