With ArtifactChecker, you can check the actuality of your maven project's dependencies. It's a small tool, which can be used via console and as a code artifact in your own projects as well.

ArtifactChecker reads one or more of your POMs, processes the dependencies (including the resolution of properties, even from parent POMs) and checks online whether newer versions are available. If internal artifacts are used or if other certain artifacts should be ignored, you can specify one or more patterns (regular expressions) to help with that.

Download ArtifactChecker (current version 1.0.0)