How to Assess an npm Project’s Health

This is tip #4 out of 10 npm seecurity best practices.

Rushing to constantly upgrade dependencies to their latest releases is not necessarily a good practice if it is done without reviewing release notes, the code changes, and generally testing new upgrades in a comprehensive manner.

With that said, staying out of date and not upgrading at all, or after a long time, is a source for trouble as well.

The npm CLI can provide information about the freshness of dependencies you use with regards to their semantic versioning offset. By running `npm outdated`, you can see which packages are out of date:

$ npm outdated

Dependencies…


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