Pluralsight – Date and Time Fundamentals

September 13, 2014

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I’m happy to announce that the video course I’ve been working on for Pluralsight, “Date and Time Fundamentals” has finally been released! Here’s one of my favorite slides: But seriously – There’s a lot of great material in here. Have you ever needed to know how to calculate someone’s age? Or wondered how to work […]

Posted in: DateTime, Pluralsight

Seattle Code Camp

September 10, 2014

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I’ll be speaking this Saturday at Seattle Code Camp about several issues that time zones can create in your applications.  If you are near the Puget Sound area, please come out and see my talk, and many other interesting sessions! Be sure to register ahead of time.  Admission is not free, but $15 isn’t much to […]

Posted in: DateTime, Talks, Time Zones

UTC vs GMT

June 18, 2014

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I’m not going to dive into a history lesson here.  This is about practical, usable information in today’s modern world.  You can always go read more about GMT and UTC on Wikipedia. What is the difference between UTC and GMT? Essentially, nothing. Really?  There is no difference? Technically, UTC is defined precisely (based on TAI […]

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Posted in: DateTime, Time Zones

Egypt goes back to Daylight Saving Time

May 15, 2014

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With only a week’s notice, the government of Egypt has decided to go back to daylight saving time – effective today.  That’s right, it was casually announced on May 7th, and went into place at Midnight on May 15th.  That is, at 24:00 May 15th, which most folks would recognize as 00:00 on May 16th.  Of […]

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Posted in: Time Zones

Extending RavenDB with Bundles, Plugins, and Listeners

May 7, 2014

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Last April, I presented at RavenConf in Durham, North Carolina. Here is the second of my two presentations:

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Mastering Date and Time Data in RavenDB

May 6, 2014

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Last April, I presented at RavenConf in Durham, North Carolina. Here is the first of my two presentations:

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Posted in: .Net, DateTime, RavenDB, Talks

Time Zone Abbreviations

April 27, 2014

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What does the abbreviation EST mean? I’m sure you’ve seen that before. If you live in the United States, you might recognize it as “Eastern Standard Time”, which is a time zone used in places like New York City, Washington D.C., and Miami. However, during a significant portion of the year, most places in the […]

Posted in: Time Zones
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