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What is an uber jar?

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What does an uber-jar mean and what are its features/advantages?

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Here is a link to a good discussion of the topic:

Advantages:
A single JAR file is simpler to deploy. There is no chance of mismatched versions of multiple JAR files. It is easier to construct a Java classpath, since only a single JAR needs to be included.


Disadvantages:
    Every time you need to update the version of the software, you must redeploy the entire uber-JAR (e.g., ImageJ is ~68 MB as of May 2015). If you bundle individual JAR components, you need only update those that changed. This issue is of particular relevance to Java applications deployed via Java Web Start, since it automatically downloads the latest available version of each JAR dependency; in that case, your application startup time will suffer if you use the uber-JAR.
    You cannot cherry-pick only the JARs containing the functionality you need, so your application's footprint may suffer from bloat.
    If downstream code relies on any of the same dependencies which are embedded in an unshaded uber-jar, you may run into trouble (e.g., NoSuchMethodError for unshaded uber-JARs) with multiple copies of those dependencies on your classpath, especially if you need to use a different version of that dependency than is bundled with the uber-JAR.
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