Sunday, September 20, 2015

2015-09-20 Sunday - MySQL Date Handling

In preparation for some API design work I'm doing - to include exposing an API internally, to B2B partners, and potentially to a Developer Community - as well as the challenges of supporting a global deployment of a solution - I'm doing some research today on MySQL date (and timezone) handling...these are the resources I've found relevant...and which may be of interest/use to others...
  • "When the server starts, it attempts to determine the time zone of the host machine and uses it to set the system_time_zone system variable. The value does not change thereafter."
  • "You can set the system time zone for MySQL Server at startup with the --timezone=timezone_name option to mysqld_safe. You can also set it by setting the TZ environment variable before you start mysqld."
  • "The initial global server time zone value can be specified explicitly at startup with the --default-time-zone=timezone option on the command line, or you can use the following line in an option file:"
    • default-time-zone='timezone' 
  • "Per-connection time zones. Each client that connects has its own time zone setting, given by the session time_zone variable. Initially, the session variable takes its value from the global time_zone variable, but the client can change its own time zone with this statement:"
    • mysql> SET time_zone = timezone;
  • "The current values of the global and client-specific time zones can be retrieved like this:"
    • mysql> SELECT @@global.time_zone, @@session.time_zone;

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  • "You shouldn't want to store time zone info in database. Store all date/time data as UTC and always make time zone offset adjustment on the application layer. –  marekful Nov 7 '13 at 18:00" 

2015-09-20 Sunday - 2015 Seattle Code Camp - Diagnosing The Patient

The deck for my presentation at the 2015 Seattle Code Camp is posted to slideshare

2015-09-20 Sunday - Go RESTful Web Services

I'm experimenting with Go 1.5 these days...evaluating it for possible adoption in a major system refactoring / renewal effort.

I'm doing some reading today on resources to leverage in developing RESTful web services in Go.  This posting is a placeholder for information that I find - and which may be of interest / use to others. 

Go: Simple, Easy, Fast – Building a Go (golang) REST Service with Gorilla

Creating a REST API using Go (GoLang) and JAS (JSON API Server)
"A simple and powerful REST API framework for Go"

Creating a REST API using Go (GoLang) and Goweb
"A lightweight RESTful web framework for Go"

Saturday, September 05, 2015

2015-09-05 Saturday - ITV Code Generator, v0.8 beta

I spent some time today extending the data model of the ITV_Core product - now up to 112 tables.

I then ran the ITV_Code_Generator tool against that data model, and obtained the following results:

ITV Code Generator, Version, v0.8 beta
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Total Tables Processed: 112
Total Files Created:        7,393
Total Lines of Code:       433,372
Run Time:                      Hours: 0  Minutes: 1  Seconds: 56  Milliseconds: 144

The tool is compiled with Java 8, within Eclipse Mars - leveraging a PostgreSQL 9.4 database

I currently have 34 target output language modules identified in scope for the tool.

The goal of the tool is to provide my consulting practice with a proprietary tool and intellectual property assets to accelerate development of custom solutions during client engagements - by eliminating a significant portion of the drudgery of foundational development work - so that more time can be spent on the creative and innovative aspects of design and development efforts.


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