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Help Your Developers
Choose the Right
Components the First Time

 

What’s It All About? 

WhiteSource’s Browser Integration allows your developers to see a snapshot of a component’s details before downloading it to their repository. The Chrome extension quickly identifies open source component package references on web pages such as Stack Overflow, Maven Central, and more.

With a simple click of the icon on the page, developers can view important details to help them decide whether or not to add a new component. Details include known vulnerabilities, quality scores, whether the component is currently in use within your organization.

Selecting the right component the first time can make your team’s development process more effective, saving you valuable time and money by preventing costly tear and replace ops later down the line when nearing release deadlines.

How Does It Work?

What Information Does It Provide?

Once you click on the WhiteSource Browser Integration extension it scans the page and detects all package references, and provides the following information on each open source component.

  • Version: Informs you if there’s a newer version.
  • License: Identifies the component’s license.
  • Policy Violations: Shows you whether the component meets your company’s policy as configured in your WhiteSource account.
  • Projects: Shows you if your organization is already using this library and number of occurrences.
  • Vulnerabilities: Each shield accounts for a different vulnerability and severity is demonstrated by color.
  • Quality: Provides an overall score based on the number of commits, version releases etc.

Are You Ready to Join the Shift Left Revolution?

The WhiteSource Browser Integration is now being offered as part of the WhiteSource For Developers bundle that empower your development to choose better components the first time. If you aren’t already a WhiteSource customer, this is your opportunity to take advantage of our wide range of benefits.

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WhiteSource empowers businesses to develop better software by harnessing the power of open source. Your developers depend on open source components to work faster and focus on developing strong and innovative products. Sign up now for a FREE TRIAL with WhiteSource and start developing with confidence.

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