I hit the following issue while trying to run a JUnit test in Eclipse:
The Failure Trace displayed a message stating java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: org/hamcrest/SelfDescribing
I made sure that I had JUnit 4 and org.hamcrest.core along with the Java library in my project but still faced this issue.
After analyzing quite a bit, I noticed that my JRE System Library also has JUnit files associated. I added the org.hamcrest.core_1xx.jar to my JRE path as shown below.
I ran the test again. This time the test run was successful.
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I am a software tester with over 14 years of experience in software testing. Currently, I am working at Qxf2 Services Bangalore. As a student of the context-driven approach to software testing, I feel there is a lot to learn out there which keeps me very excited. My work has helped me gain good experience in different areas of testing like CRM, Web, Mobile and Database testing. I have good knowledge of building test scripts using Automation tools like Selenium and Appium using Java and Python. Besides testing, I am a “Sports Fanatic” and love watching and playing sports.