Join Kevin Skoglund for an in-depth discussion in this video PHP procedural functions, part of Easy PHP Projects: Time Zone Conversion.
- [Voiceover] In this movie, we'll look…at the procedural functions in PHP,…which are useful for working with date and time.…If you aren't sure what procedural means,…you can think of them as functions…which are not object-oriented.…We'll be looking at the object-oriented functions next,…and you'll see the difference.…There are six that I want us to look at.…The first is time().…This is probably the function…you're going to use the most often.…It just simply returns the current Unix timestamp.…Remember that's always expressed in the UTC time zone.…The second is string to time, strtotime(),…and that parses any string into a timestamp.…
It can accept strings in almost any format.…The full format and rules…are available on the php.net website,…so I won't go into them here,…but it can accept everything from just what you would expect…as a simple expression of a date,…listing out the date in English words,…or you could have something complex…like "First Saturday of July 2018"…or "five weeks ago" and it will know what that means.…
- Understanding the history and purpose of time zones
- Setting a default time zone in PHP
- Using the PHP DateTime and DateTimeZone classes
- Working with daylight saving time transitions
- Allowing users to select their time zone
- Displaying times in the user's preferred time zone
- Calculating the current times of major cities
- Creating a complete time zone calculator
Skill Level Beginner
1. About Time Zones
2. Default Time Zone
3. Working with Time Zones in PHP
4. User Time Zone Selection
5. Respect the User's Time Zone
6. Current World Times
7. Time Zone Calculator
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