time zone article
Joe Celko [71062,1056]
71062.1056 at CompuServe.COM
Wed Jan 1 16:57:02 UTC 1997
I am writing a book on data and databases. I need a short piece on
timezones, UTC, leap seconds, etc. for the section on temporal data. If
anyone has the time (pun) and would like to contribute, I can pay them a few
bucks for their effort. I am more interested in getting the data than in
getting a finished ready-to-publish article.
Here is my biosketch by way of introduction:
Joe Celko is an Atlanta-based consultant with Northern Lights Software Ltd.
and has been a member of the ANSI X3H2 Database Standards Committee since
1987 and helped write the ANSI/ISO SQL-89 and SQL-92 standards.
Joe Celko has had several regular monthly or biweekly columns in the past
eleven years in the computer trade and academic press. His current columns
are: "SQL Explorer" in DBMS (Miller-Freeman), "WATCOM SQL Corner" in
POWERBUILDER DEVELOPERS' JOURNAL (SysCon).
Most recently, Mr. Celko also wrote: "Celko on SQL" in DATABASE PROGRAMMING &
DESIGN (Miller-Freeman); "SQL Puzzle" in BOXES & ARROWS (Frank Sweet
Publishing); "DBMS/Report" in SYSTEMS INTEGRATION (Cahner-Ziff); "Data Desk"
in TECH SPECIALIST (R&D), "Data Points" in PC TECHNIQUES (Coriolis Group),
"Celko on Software" in COMPUTING (VNC Publications, UK). and was editor for
the "Puzzles & Problems" section of ABACUS (Springer-Verlag).
Joe Celko is the author of four books on SQL: SQL FOR SMARTIES
(Morgan-Kaufmann, 1995), INSTANT SQL (Wrox Press,1995), SQL PUZZLES &
SOLUTIONS (Morgan-Kaufmann, 1997) and SECRETS OF THE SQL MASTER (Sys-Con,
1996). He is currently do a series under his name for Morgan-Kaufmann
Joe Celko is a regular speaker and SQL instructor for Digital Consulting Inc.,
Norm DiNardi Enterprises, Boston University Corporate Education Center and
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