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From Ron Wheeler <>
Subject Re: Uber jar considered harmful?
Date Mon, 01 Dec 2014 16:36:36 GMT
I wrote this in 2011
which describe our use of aggregation jars.
It is, of course, focused on the wonderful advantages that these offer.

It may have prompted the discussion that you recall so this might give 
you a time-frame to narrow your search.

I may be wrong but I think that Stephen Connolly and Wayne Fay raised 
some issues with the approach. The word "anti-pattern" may have come up.:-)

Perhaps this will jog some memories.


On 01/12/2014 10:59 AM, Jeffrey E Care wrote:
> I seem to recall a post in the not too distant past where is was at 
> least implied (if not outwardly stated) that the use of uber jars was 
> an anti-practice. Unfortunately I can't find it now and my google-fu 
> is failing me.
> Am I making this up? Can anyone confirm my recollection?
> Is there a best-practice recommendation re. uber jars that is 
> generally recognized in the Maven community?
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Ron Wheeler
Artifact Software Inc
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