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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Soundex in Java


Soundex is a phonetic algorithm for indexing names by sound, as pronounced in English. The goal is for homophones to be encoded to the same representation so that they can be matched despite minor differences in spelling. The algorithm mainly encodes consonants; a vowel will not be encoded unless it is the first letter. Soundex is the most widely known of all phonetic algorithms (in part because...

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