About Free Developer Tools

Developers should be able to work with open source components without having to spend time worrying about the security or quality of their software projects. Mend’s developer focused free tools were created to help developers easily manage open source components from their own environments.

Mend Bolt easily integrates into repos and enables developers and DevOps to easily detect and fix open source issues early in development. Mend Bolt can be added to both GitHub and Microsoft Azure DevOps to automatically detect open source vulnerabilities and provide fixes, so that teams can address issue early when they are easier and cheaper to fix.

Renovate was founded as an open source project in 2017 by Rhys Arkins, to help software developers keep their open source dependencies up-to-date with minimal effort. In 2019 Rhys and Renovate joined the Mend family. Now Mend Renovate includes an open source project (a command-line tool), a GitHub app, a GitLab app, and a self-hosted solution, so that developers can automate their dependency updates early and often as part of their workflow.

Mend, formerly known as WhiteSource, effortlessly secures what developers create. Mend uniquely removes the burden of application security, allowing development teams to deliver quality, secure code, faster. With a proven track record of successfully meeting complex and large-scale application security needs, the world’s most demanding software developers rely on Mend. The company has more than 1,000 customers, including 25 percent of the Fortune 100, and manages Renovate, the open source automated dependency update project. For more information, visit www.mend.io, the Mend blog, and Mend on LinkedIn and Twitter.