Long ago I worked on a project where we needed to specify the hours that a business was going to be open, and to account for all the various difficulties around holidays and other special days. This is what we came up with and it still stands today. Continue reading →
In this post, I lay out the reason that you should always transfer dates in a JSON/REST API as an integer epoch value: the number of milliseconds since Jan 1, 1970. If you think it should be anything else, please read on….
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XML and JSON files store and transport data. What is the best way to store a Date-Time value? Always, always, always use the integer epoch format: the number of milliseconds since Jan 1, 1970 UTC. This post tells you why. Continue reading →