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Portable Class Library Support for Noda Time

by Jonathan Allen on  Apr 15, 2013

Noda Time, the advanced date/time library for .NET, is now available for Windows 8, Windows Phone 7, and Windows Phone 8. This version also offers a NuGet package and a comprehensive user’s guide.

Internationalization in Visual Studio 2012

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Jan 18, 2013

Microsoft released Visual Studio 2012 with built-in support for various languages in addition to separate language packs for the development of localized applications.

Jon Skeet on Noda Time 1.0

by Abel Avram on  Nov 13, 2012

Jon Skeet, a software engineer at Google and Microsoft C# MVP, has announced version 1.0 of Noda Time, a .NET port of the popular Joda Time date/time library for Java.

Noda Time: An Advanced Date/Time Library for .NET

by Jonathan Allen on  Aug 26, 2011 5

To put it bluntly, the date/time libraries in .NET are flawed. In an effort to address many, but far from all, of these problems Jon Skeet is working on a port of Joda Time called Noda Time.

Unicode 6.0.0 Standard Published

by James Vastbinder on  Feb 28, 2011

The week before last, the Unicode Consortium which manages standards for Unicode and Locale published the 6.0 version of Unicode to their site. These standards represent the common set of symbols and locales software vendors use to internationalize their solutions. This release represents the first time the full specification has been published online in its entirety.

Character Encodings and M17N Explained

by Mirko Stocker on  May 10, 2009 1

James Edward Gray II wrote a series of posts on character encoding in Ruby, providing various tricks and detailed explanations to make you ready for Ruby 1.9.

InfoQ Brazil Launches

by Floyd Marinescu on  Nov 05, 2008 2

InfoQ Brazil (http://www.infoq.com/br) is now officially launched! All InfoQ daily news & articles will be translated henceforth, with additional local news, articles, and videos produced by the Brazilian community on an ongoing basis. InfoQ Brazil launched officially this weekend, and has already gotten over 6700 pageviews in the last couple of days.

Ruby 1.9 Roundup: State Of i18n and Unicode, Feature Freeze for 1.9.1, Gems 1.3

by Werner Schuster on  Sep 30, 2008

Work on Ruby 1.9.1, the first stable release of Ruby 1.9.x, has just passed its feature freeze milestone, the 1.9.0-5 release is just around the corner. Ruby Gems 1.3 was released and added to 1.9.x, and a few changes were added to better support Unicode with Ruby.

KonaKart: Free Java-based online shopping cart

by Ryan Slobojan on  Oct 22, 2007 10

KonaKart, a free Java-based online shopping cart, just released version 2.2.0.7. InfoQ spoke with KonaKart founder Paolo Sidoli to learn more about this release, and how KonaKart fits into the online shopping cart space.

Changes to .NET 2.0 Result in Breaking Changes to Culture Names

by Jonathan Allen on  Jul 23, 2007

There has been a breaking change the list of culture names in .NET 2.0. This change applies to Windows Vista and anyone who has installed patch ms07-049.

New Best Practices for Working with Date/Time Values

by Jonathan Allen on  Jun 18, 2007 2

A common problem with programming languages, including those of .NET, is the lack of decent time zone support. Too often developers pretend that time zones do not exist at all rather than take the time and effort to get them right. Microsoft seeks to change this for .NET programmers by introducing the TimeZoneInfo and DateTimeOffset classes.

State of Unicode and Ruby Compatibility for JRuby 1.0

by Werner Schuster on  Apr 10, 2007 1

InfoQ summarizes the current plan for the handling strings in JRuby 1.0: Java has Unicode strings, Ruby has byte arrays. JRuby 1.0 will keep it this way, and only incur costs when both worlds meet. Regular expressions are demanding attention as well.

InfoQ China Unlaunches

by Floyd Marinescu on  Apr 01, 2007 10

InfoQ's mission is to be the world's source for tracking change and innovation in the enterprise software development community. To maximize InfoQ's positive impact, InfoQ is extending to serve communities where English is a strong barrier, starting with China, and in a few months Japan, and hopefully Brasil by the end of the year.

W3C starts two new technical committees

by Mark Little on  Feb 28, 2007 3

The W3C announces the start of a working group on Internationalization and one on a Protocol for Web Description Resources (POWDER).

Continental Airlines Case Study

by Jonathan Allen on  Feb 02, 2007 5

It is often said that ASP.NET does not scale and that for real enterprise applications you need to use J2EE. Well, the folks as Continental Airlines beg to differ. Not only does ASP.NET scale in terms of performance, Continental claims it also scales in terms of internationalization.

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