Thursday, July 24, 2014

Active missile defense is NOT the answer for airliners

ABC News (AU) just ran an article about active missile defense on airliners in response to the MH17 incident. It discusses the use of active missile defenses on civilian airliners, but seems to muddle different types of threat and different counter-measure, making it seem like countermeasures might've had some utility for the MH17 incident when that's unlikely to be the case.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Jenkins/Stapler: @DataBoundConstructor being ignored, parameter values not passed or null

If you're developing a plugin or patch for Jenkins, which uses the Stapler framework, you might run into issues where you define a new @DataBoundConstructor with an additional parameter, but it just seems to be ignored by the framework.

If so, look for an overridden newInstance method. It's probably being used instead of the constructor annotation.