Franz Tech Corner News: International Date and Time data elements

The Franz Tech Corner, August 23, 2006

In this issue:

1. International date and time data elements
2. NEW - Allegro CL FAQ
3. Promotional Offer: Upgrade from LispWorks to ACL 8.0
4. Lisp in a Box now includes Allegro CL 8.0 on Linux
5. Database Corner News: AllegroCache updates since July
6. Training Schedule

1. International Date and Time data elements

ISO 8601 "Data elements and interchange formats - Information
interchange - Representation of dates and times" is an international
standard for date and time representations. The signature feature of
the ISO 8601 format is that all values are organized from most to
least significant. This leads, among others, to the increasingly
familiar YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ss format seen in international forums.

Support for parsing ISO 8601 date-time strings and storing the
corresponding date-time object in Lisp has been added in an update
released in mid-August, 2006.

http://franz.com/support/tech_corner/date-time-081706.lhtml

2. NEW - Allegro CL FAQ

The new FAQ provides answers in a streamlined format with even more
relevant content. Comments on the content and format are welcome (send
them to support@franz.com). The material covers all
currently-supported Allegro CL releases, including questions about the
Express edition and Express edition licenses.

http://franz.com/support/faq/index.lhtml

3. Promotional Offer: Upgrade from LispWorks to ACL 8.0

This promotional offer is valid until August 31, 2006. LispWorks
users, rather than upgrade to LispWorks 5.0, make the switch to
Allegro CL 8.0 with AllegroCache for the same cost. Contact
sales@franz.com.

For more info: http://franz.com/products/packages/

4. Lisp in a Box now includes Allegro CL 8.0 on Linux

Lispbox is a version of Lisp in a Box (created originally by Matthew
Danish and Mikel Evins) customized for use with the Practical Common
Lisp book by Peter Seibel. Downloads including the appropriate Allegro
CL 8.0 Express Edition are available for Windows, Mac OS X, and (as we
now announce here) Linux on x86 machines.

http://www.gigamonkeys.com/lispbox/

5. Database Corner News: AllegroCache updates since July

The current release of AllegroCache is 1.1.15.

*NOTE* With the release of 1.1.14, there was a Client/Server protocol
change. The client from the new version will not connect to servers from
older versions.

AllegroCache download page here:
http://franz.com/products/allegrocache/download/dist/download

6. Training Schedule

Allegro CL Certification Program - Basic and Intermediate courses
available. Next 3-day sessions:

- Basic, September 6, 13 and 20
- Intermediate, October 4, 11 and 18

Ask us about previously recorded programs that are available if you
are unable to attend the live course.

http://franz.com/services/classes

Make the most of your Allegro CL application by utilizing our
consulting services,

http://franz.com/services/consulting/

Lisp Jobs - http://www.lispjobs.com/

For more information about other Franz products and services, please
contact your product application manager or email sales@franz.com.

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