As you may know if you follow my blog, I previously wrote about the recent time zone chaos in Egypt [https://codeofmatt.com/2016/07/01/time-zone-chaos-inevitable-in-egypt/]. In this post I'd like to offer some guidance on what to do about it. On Microsoft Windows desktop or server operating systems,
I recently spent some time talking with Seth Juarez of Channel 9 about how to design your applications to scale well in the cloud.Check out the video here! [https://channel9.msdn.com/Blogs/Seth-Juarez/Cloud-Scalability-Patterns-with-Matt-Johnson] I'll also be giving a talk on this subject at CodeMash in Ohio, Jan
Ahh, time zones. There are so many wonderful traps to fall into.
Consider this bit of code, from a recent blog post by Rick Strahl
If you've ever used the TimeZoneInfo class in the .NET framework, you probably know that it has properties intended for display of a time zone to the end user. Specifically, these are the DisplayName, StandardName, and DaylightName properties. However, there are a few problems with these. * Unlike many other items
Are you prepared for Russia's major time zone changes [http://www.timeanddate.com/news/time/russia-abandons-permanent-summer-time.html] ? If you are either in Russia yourself, or interact with Russian customers or users, you will need to ensure your time zone data has been updated before the changes go into effect on
I'm happy to announce that the video course I've been working on for Pluralsight, "Date and Time Fundamentals" [http://pluralsight.com/training/Courses/TableOfContents/date-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
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 [https://seattle.codecamp.us/Sessions/Details/6422], and many other interesting sessions [https://seattle.codecamp.
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 [http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/100735/Egypt/Politics-/Egypts-government-to-reapply-daylight-saving-time-.aspx] on May 7th, and went into place at Midnight on