Wednesday, 9 May 2007

JavaOne JSR-310 Date and Time API BOF tonight!

If you're at JavaOne and hate Date and Calendar then come along to our BOF tonight! Its at 21:55 in MC105 - BOF-2794.

We'll be having a short talk about what's wrong with Date and Calendar, what current alternatives are out there and outline the initial thoughts of the JSR group. There will also be a mini-puzzler with mini-chocolate reward!!!

The main aim of the BOF is to have a discussion however - what calendar systems should we support, what kind of API, should we address SQL access? We'd love to hear your input, so come along if you can!

2 comments:

  1. It would be nice if JSR-310 allowed for non-earthly date/time/calendar systems. For example, you might want to come up with a Mars-centric calendar with different day lengths, year lengths, etc. As another example, I created a Joda-Time chronology for a simulation where months were exactly 4 weeks, with the 1st of every month being Monday, giving a 48 week year. These may be esoteric cases, so you should not optimize any API for doing this, but it would be nice if it were at least possible.

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  2. Another example, although earthly: Swatch Internet Time

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