Every software developer recognizes this: You develop your application using a lot of different frameworks and libraries (JQuery, Hibernate, RichFaces, etc) and every now and then you have to check the website of all these frameworks and libraries to see if a new version has become available. This takes a lot of valuable time that could also be spent developing that cool new feature your client has asked for.
Here at X-Services we experienced the same issue, which made us decide to implement a new service: libwat.ch.
Libwat.ch is a (mobile) web application that offers a simple service, it notifies you of updates of your favorite frameworks and libraries. There are two ways you can be notified:
- Follow the @libwat_ch Twitter account. We will send a tweet when a new version of a library is available.
- Register at www.libwat.ch and toggle the libraries you want to be notified of when a new version is available. See the screenshot below.
Add your own libraries
Is your favorite coding library not listed on libwat.ch? Don’t worry, you can send your suggestions and we’ll add them to the list. Please give us some time to add them, as we need to implement the parsing algorithm to check if a new version has been released.
Curious? Check www.libwat.ch