出版商：Marco Tabini & Associates, Inc.
If your development involves working with dates and times, then this book is a must-have. In this book, Derick Rethans (contributor to ’s core date extension and well-known expert) explores in great detail the subtle nuances of working with dates and times. Frequently developers encounter unexpected results that adversely affect their software and web applications. This book will undoubtedly help them tackle those issues.
This book covers a variety of areas including:
history of calendars and time standards, giving the reader a better understanding of how date/time concepts evolved into the way they are today
parsing date/time strings and the potential pitfalls a developer can encounter
timezones, the quirks inherent in them, and how your application can handle these quirks
formatting and representing times and dates correctly and dealing with the DateTime Object
manipulating and working with past, future and recurring dates
obtaining dates when timestamps aren’t available
upgrading the master timezone database