Date and Time Fundamentals

This course will help you to understand dates and times, and how they should be used in software development.
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This course will help you to understand dates and times, and how they should be used in software development.
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Context Matters
32m 44s
Time Zones
50m 28s
Managing dates and times properly is one of the most difficult things to get right in software. This is mostly due to how humans have introduced nuance into our calendars and clocks. In this course, I will help you straighten it all out. You will learn about UTC, daylight saving time, time zones, and calendar systems. You will also learn how date and time values are represented and manipulated in various programming languages. We will look closely at the different kinds of time zone data, and discuss various fallacies and gotchas that are commonly encountered. We will deep dive into how date and time are handled in the .NET Framework, and in JavaScript. We will also look at various libraries that make things slightly more bearable. Throughout the course, you will learn about real-world situations that require deeper thought about how date and time are handled in your applications, and I will give you practical advice on how to solve them.

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Table of Contents
Context Matters
32m 44s
Time Zones
50m 28s
Description
Managing dates and times properly is one of the most difficult things to get right in software. This is mostly due to how humans have introduced nuance into our calendars and clocks. In this course, I will help you straighten it all out. You will learn about UTC, daylight saving time, time zones, and calendar systems. You will also learn how date and time values are represented and manipulated in various programming languages. We will look closely at the different kinds of time zone data, and discuss various fallacies and gotchas that are commonly encountered. We will deep dive into how date and time are handled in the .NET Framework, and in JavaScript. We will also look at various libraries that make things slightly more bearable. Throughout the course, you will learn about real-world situations that require deeper thought about how date and time are handled in your applications, and I will give you practical advice on how to solve them.
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Course info
Level
Intermediate
Rating
(166)
Duration
6h 19m
Released
13 Sep 2014
Course authors

Matt Johnson programs in both C# and JavaScript, and specializes in Date and Time related issues.

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