List of 2016 Leap Day Bugs

The following is a list of all the bugs caught during leap day, February 29th, 2016. Each link below references the issue with supporting details where »

Happy New LEAP Year!

If you haven't realized it yet, 2016 is a leap year. For most people, this may just be an interesting oddity. An extra day to work »

.NET Rocks!

"Well, Richard..."           "Yeah Buddy," "Guess what time it is?"           "... I ... Don't ... Know !!!" "It's time to... uh. »


I was recently interviewed by Scott Hanselman for his Hanselminutes podcast. If you're interested in time, especially with .NET, I hope you will listen! Check it »

JavaScript Date Parsing Changes in ES6

Do you know the difference between these two lines? var d1 = new Date("2015/06/17"); var d2 = new Date("2015-06-17"); How about these? var d1 »

What is a Time Zone?

Almost any time you call up a friend, relative, or business associate in another part of the world, you'll realize that your time isn't always the »

Working with Date and Time in RavenDB

The following is an article I wrote for the knowledge base on the RavenDB web site back in August of 2013. Recently, the site was revamped »

Pluralsight - Date and Time Fundamentals

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 »

Seattle Code Camp

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 »

Handling Birthdays, and Other Anniversaries

How old are you? Simple question, yes? Perhaps. But the answer could change depending on the granularity of the question, and on your perspective. To answer »

Windows Azure Scheduler [part 2]

Yesterday, I posted about time zone issues with the new Windows Azure Scheduler.   Shortly after, I noticed a couple of additional issues that aren't time zone »

Windows Azure Scheduler

Microsoft announced today a new managed service for Windows Azure:  The Windows Azure Scheduler.  This is basically an enterprise job scheduler, such as, but »

Desert Code Camp 2013.2

I'll be speaking at Desert Code Camp on Saturday, November 9th, in Chandler, Arizona.  I'm doing an insane 5 session marathon.  If you live in the »

Working with Date and Time in RavenDB

I've just completed a long overdue article about Date and Time in RavenDB. You can find the full text here. I'm also very excited to announce »

JavaScript Date type is horribly broken

JavaScript dates have always been a bit funny. As a .Net developer, there was a bit of a mind-shift for me, because they are inherently different »

The case against DateTime.Now

One of the first things most .Net developers learn to do with DateTime is to get the current value from the system clock. DateTime now = DateTime. »

What I've been up to

Ok, so I know over a year has gone by, and I haven't posted squat.  Finding time for in-depth blog posts has not been working out »

All Things in Time

Let's face it, we live in a world that is governed by time.  We describe all kinds of things with time at different scales.  At one »