How to check for outdated dependencies and how to update them
Today I had to work on project that was 1 year old and a lot of the dependencies where outdated.
We can run the command
npm outdated to get a list of all the dependencies that have new releases.
We then need a way to update them all, that’s when another package called
npm-check-updates comes in handy. This package will upgrade the package.json versions of all outdated dependences.
1npm install -g npm-check-updates
Note: You should install this package globally so you can use on other projects.
After installing the package you need to run
ncu -u on your terminal to upgrade your package.json.
Finally you can run the command
npm update to update your dependencies.