Updating Dependencies

If you frequently update you dependencies in small batches, you will avoid large and painful updates later. Then again, if you don't have good tests coverage, it's hazardous to update dependencies at any time.


Delete any unwanted version constraints from your Gemfile and run:

bundle update


  1. Install npm-check-updates
  2. Run yarn outdated and read CHANGELOGs of major updated packages before you update. You might not be ready for some updates.
  3. Run these commands. You may or may not need to rm -rf your node_modules directory.
cd client
ncu -u -a

Some combinations that I often run:

remove old installed node_modules so you only get what corresponds to package.json

ncu -u -a && rm -rf node_modules && yarn

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