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Off by one day...and worth writing about...
It's been quite a while since I blogged about anything.  I have been very busy but I really should make more time to blog.  Some of the bugs I encounter, fix, and yes sometimes re-fix seem familiar.  It sure would be nice to read about them to provide myself or someone else a clue now and again.
We have been working on an application which is built using web services.  The Java Swing client utilizes JAX-WS and the server was built with Apache Axis.  One of the issues we have run into on more than one occasion involves dates.  There's a Java class that's used to send date(times) over the wire in XML format which includes the time zone.  It's called XMLGregorianCalendar  If you're sending or receiving date/times over the wire using Java and web services, chances are you have bumped into it.
One issue we have had to deal with is null date/times.  Certainly they can exist in databases and that's not a bad thing.  Getting the…