DateTime Fundamentals in .NET and SQL Server

My new video course “Date and Time Fundamentals in .NET and SQL Server” is released!
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Build a solid foundation of working with Date and Time with this course

Almost all the software works with date and time in one form or another. Some programs, of course, need to work with date and time more than other. However, date and time hide many pitfalls even in very simple scenarios. We all know that security and logging are regular aspects of almost any program. There is a wise phrase that sounds like: “Developers recall about security when it is too late.” The same can be said about date and time. Most developers don’t even imagine how many bugs are hiding behind the simple face of date and time. Those bugs are sitting in programs and waiting for their moment to blow up your production code causing very unfortunate repercussions. That’s why working with date and time is the full-fledged and very important aspect of software development.
Have you watched magnificent enlightening TV Shows by BBC? This course in some parts is like those BBC shows, because you’ll learn many interesting surprising facts. Besides, being familiar with peculiarities of working with date and time, you can write much more reliable and maintainable applications.

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Assembler and the Beginning of Low-Level Programming. Part 1.

I’ve always been interested in how things work under the hood. Unfortunately, computer science courses I’ve taken in the university haven’t covered low-level details of how a computer works. And the last Uncle Bob’s blog post “Make the Magic go away” convinced me that it’s time to play a little bit at a low level. At first I was thinking about reading a book on IL written by Serge Lidin (as far as I’m a C#-programmer), but then I decided to take a look at the lowest level a programmer can dive into – Assembler. So I made a couple of queries on amazon and found an interesting book named “Assembly Language Step-by-Step: Programming with Linux” by Jeff Duntemann. This book has a pretty high rating and good reviews.

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