Author Archives: Steve Schols

About Steve Schols

I am Steve Schols, a senior Java consultant working for several clients in Belgium. I mainly blog about the Java language and relevant frameworks and technologies. All statements made here are solely my own and do not represent the opinion of my employer, colleagues or my clients.

Retrieve deployed application information using JMX

Every now and then you get to do things you’ve never done before, which gets you a little bit out of your comfort zone. In the past I wasn’t eager going out of my comfort zone, but now it makes … Continue reading

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Console2 installation and configuration

At my client, I got to know Console (also called Console2) – A Windows console window enhancement. In this post I’ll describe what the tool is about, how you can install and configure it and how to add it to … Continue reading

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A new year: new changes, new challenges

The past few months have been filled with changes: I decided to take a different path in my career. I changed employer to further improve my professional life. I changed customers to learn new stuff and do the things I … Continue reading

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2013 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for my blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 15,000 times in 2013. If it were a … Continue reading

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Devoxx 2013: Java EE 7

At Devoxx 2013, the tracks that I was most interested in were the Java SE and Java EE tracks, specifically in presentations about the new stuff in Java SE 8 and Java EE 7. In this post, I’ll talk about … Continue reading

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Devoxx 2013: A Retrospective

This year I had the opportunity to attend Devoxx again for the entire week. I usually try to get my hands on a Combi ticket for both the University and the Conference. As always, it was an enlightening and invigorating experience. … Continue reading

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I was wrong: Constructor vs. setter injection

Reading books or reference documentation is always good to get new ideas or to gain new insights. While reading the Spring reference documentation, I realized I was wrong! In one of my previous blog posts about Dependency Injection vs. Service … Continue reading

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