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We will look into the differences , similarities and examples of NoClassDefFoundError and ClassNotFoundException.
Error vs Exception : The major difference is in their names. You see that NoClassDefFoundError is Error and derived from LinkageError. It means that NoClassDefFoundError occurs during linking and program can’t run, but compiles successfully.
Irrecoverable vs recoverable: NoClassDefFoundError refers irrecoverable situation that are not being handled by try/catch/finally block. ClassNotFoundException is checked exception, which requires handling using try/catch/finally block.