This week's book giveaway is in the Performance forum. We're giving away four copies of The Java Performance Companion and have Charlie Hunt, Monica Beckwith, Poonam Parhar, & Bengt Rutisson on-line! See this thread for details.
I have searched the knowledgebase as there seems to be quite a number of questions relating to class not found exceptions. Unfortunately I do not seem to find or with a similar root cause to mine. Hence I am logging this.