April fool of programming?


This isn't an april fools joke - I am the april fool. April Fool was originally used to describe people who didnt' understand the julian calendar.

Been doing programming for nearly seventeen years now. (That's right 17 years). I am still a lame old newbie when it comes to date and time functions in the handfull of programming languages that i use.

Over the years i have dabbled in many of them ranging from a BASIC on a Spectrum, through ansi C to all three flavours of coffee (J2SE, J2ME, J2EE). Had a run in with fortran while I did a small research into quantum mechanics at university. Also done a little bit of C++ programming.

Done a bit of perl, javascript, php and yes wait for it ASP over the last few years as well. I never mastered the date/time functions in any of them. The closest i have come is with these functions in SQL. The achilles tendon is definitely my knowledge of this area in java. and I am a sun certified java programmer!!

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