Posts tagged with dependencies

  • Troubleshooting java.lang.VerifyError

    Feb 29, 2020

    Yesterday I got an exception I hadn’t seen before, java.lang.VerifyError.

  • Automatically upgrade parent pom

    Feb 16, 2019

    TL;DR: I wrote a script that discovers git repositories with an outdated parent pom and then it creates a pull request on each repository to set the parent pom version to latest and greatest.

  • Upgrading Dependencies

    Nov 4, 2018

    This page shows how to upgrade dependencies in various programming languages and dependency management systems.

  • On the left-pad drama

    Mar 26, 2016

    This week the internet exploded in drama after 11 lines of code got unpublished from npm. If you didn’t read about it, the summary is that the developer of left-pad removed his package from npm, after npm renamed another package of his because of some name conflict with some other company’s trademark or so. Lots of other packages broke because of this due to the missing dependency. What is interesting here, is that this removed left-pad package consists of a single function (only 11 lines of code). How can that tiny package break the internet?

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