Laurent Hinoul

“Always code as if the guy who ends up maintaining your code will be a violent psychopath who knows where you live” – John Woods




Hello there! My name is Laurent Hinoul. I’m a software developer who lives in Belgium. I mainly program in Java and use technologies/frameworks like Spring, Maven, Angular, MongoDB…

Besides developing, I’m interested in home automation and music. I am volunteering as a Firefighter and Paramedic too. But most importantly, I love to be a husband and father.

We as developers sometimes run into problems that takes us some time to resolve. Through this blog, I would like to share mine I took care of. Enjoy reading…

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How to fix Chrome that redirects localhost to https


I was developing in angular and used url . Suddenly, Chrome gave me the following error: ERR_SSL_PROTOCOL_ERROR SSL? When looking at the url, I saw that Chrome added https… When I changed it back to http, Chrome forces https again… After some research, I found a solution on with the following explanation: I believe this is caused by HSTS – seeĀ  you have (developed) any other...

How to use a JNLP file


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God Mode in Windows


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How to create a stream from an iterator in java 8


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How to fix Unirest General SSLEngine problem


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How to delete duplicate rows in SQL


To find and delete duplicate rows from a table, you can execute the query below. Note that this is for Oracle. You can use it for other databases but you need to change the ‘rowid’ then. delete from table_name A where a.rowid > any ( select B.rowid from table_name B where A.column_name = B.column_name ); You need to change the ‘table_name’ by your table name an the...

How to enable CORS in Solr


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