Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Joda Time - Java date and time API - Home

Josh Bloch mentioned this as being the basis for the new Date JSR. I had never heard of it. Joda Time - Java date and time API - Home: "Joda-Time provides a quality replacement for the Java date and time classes. The design allows for multiple calendar systems, while still providing a simple API. The 'default' calendar is the ISO8601 standard which is used by XML. The Gregorian, Julian, Buddhist, Coptic, Ethiopic and Islamic systems are also included, and we welcome further additions. Supporting classes include time zone, duration, format and parsing."

Josh Bloch: How To Design A Good API and Why it Matters

I saw this over at DZone and found it important enough to share. At the end Josh references a handout.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Spread Firefox | Download Day 2008

I think I can help with this world record. Spread Firefox | Download Day 2008: "Set a Guinness World Record Enjoy a Better Web Sounds like a good deal, right? All you have to do is get Firefox 3 during Download Day to help set the record for most software downloads in 24 hours - it’s that easy. We're not asking you to swallow a sword or to balance 30 spoons on your face, although that would be kind of awesome. The official date for the launch of Firefox 3 is June 17, 2008. Join our community and this effort by pledging today"