Better error messages

Whenever I get an error in a controller JavaScript, it says the exact file and line number where an error occurs, which is very helpful. But today I got an error message that didn’t help at all. Just a large stacktrace in the log that said:
“Caused by: java.lang.NullPointerException: Name is null”

I finally figured it out. I had recently added a SingleSelector input to a part config and I forgot to include the <selector-type> element. Would have been nice if the error message said “SingleSelector malformed” or “content type ‘Event’ malformed” or something.


Hi MIchael. Can you add this to our internal inbox as bugs. We need to know how to reproduce these too.

Ok, I’ll add it now.

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This is fixed in a later release.