OsProjectz – A fast growing platform for Freelancers and Employers

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We introduce ourselves as one of the fast growing facility for Software Freelancers and Clients.

In today’s world of stiff competition, getting a good job and clients is a challenge and It is equally difficult for a client to get a skilled, talented and honest freelancer.

Nothing to worry, we help you find one. If you are an Individual Freelancer or a Team or a Startup Company with any skills like Software Programming, Designing, Technical Writing, Managing team and project, etc. and If you are confident enough to use them successfully to deliver expected results, then Sign Up with us and Start working. OsProjectz provides you a platform where you can promote and sell your skills as Freelancer and Clients can hire most talented and skilled freelancers to work on their project. Browse through best suiting person or team from any part of the world for your project and get them aboard and immediately start a virtual office.

At the moment, good news is, Projects have started flowing in, check them out and see which ones suits your skill set, apply to them, get hired, get paid.

And if you are a Client and looking for someone great to work on your dream project(s), finding and hiring a talented, skilled and genuine employee is like a breeze on OsProjectz. Start a virtual office with people from around the globe, who are technically sound to tackle your office work requirements. Building a virtual office is now a trend, since it allows you to shorten your budget of opening a premise, making sitting arrangements, power bills, internet bills, immigrating a person from his native to your place and many more points to consider.

Just hire a person or a team, make a deal, get the work done, pay the bills and you are done. You don’t have to pay anything after your project is done, unless you want that person to work for you further. OsProjectz is now getting into a wide collection of talented Freelancers & Companies who are waiting to work with you. If you are looking to employ someone for long term, we will help you find the best person, to team up with. Get someone who can match with your Timezone, Budget, Communicate well and who can clearly understand and is capable to make it happen for your project. Addition to that, we respect this kind of long term relationship and we offer discounts on overall cost of the project.

Do not miss this great opportunity to join us at the early stages of our start-up. We are a team of energetic, innovative and talented people, passionate to build a top-notch platform to facilitate the process of hiring or being hired. We promise, to keep you updated about our new projects, new features, offers, discounts, any new associations, new requirements from time to time. We also promise, to be with you, at any given point of time, to make each project succeed and attract clients for life time. We abide to keep OsProjectz growing technically to be ahead of times and give best service to everyone registered with us.

And all this is very easy. Just Sign Up with OsProjectz.com. It’s Free! 🙂
Our Features:
• Wide Range of Freelancers and Clients
• Single account for Client and Employer
• Long Term Contracts
• Intellectual Property Protection
• Time Check
• Fixed or Hourly Contracts
• Fair Deals
• Privacy Protection
• Custom Support
• Custom Plans for Corporate Clients
and many more…

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Freelancing – A Career with opportunities to grow on self

If you are having any skills that can be useful for any community on this globe you can earn your livelihood and even you can live a prestigious life becoming your own Bossss..!! Yes, it’s true. This is not a new thing I am telling. This is Freelancing.

There are very few people who might not know about Freelancing as a Career. In today’s world where everyone wants job, it’s fact that everyone wants to get some work done which is not a part of their expertise. This is where give and take happens and everyone can earn equally as well.

If you Google up you will see that there are a lot of sites available for freelancers to start-up with, but it’s important to get introduced at right place with bright opportunities. Obviously, competition is here too, but it doesn’t mean that you have less chance. It matters on quality of your work and how you search for right opportunities with patience is a vital part.

So keeping my post short for beginners, I would suggest don’t lose hope, keep searching, keep applying, keep subscribing and keep yourself actively working. There is always a new chance like OsProjectz is giving to every individual. Just go, subscribe and try your luck. And I am sure you will not get disappointed.

Time Zone and its Importance

The term Time Zone and the number of standard time zones is debatable and discussed among various sources. We generally don’t discuss a lot about time zones in our daily routine life. Below are some common definitions and terms which we can get from different sources debating and defining Time Zone. Here in this article I have tried to put all the references from different articles and websites together at one place to understand not all but at least get the basic idea and most widely accepted term of what Time Zone is and Why it is Important. Any corrections, suggestions and additions to this are most Welcome.

  • A time zone is a region that has a uniform standard time for legal, commercial, and social purposes. It is convenient for areas in close commercial or other communication to keep the same time, so time zones tend to follow the boundaries of countries and their subdivisions.

Most of the time zones on land are offset from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) by a whole number of hours (UTC−12 to UTC+14), but a few are offset by 30 or 45 minutes. Some higher latitude countries use daylight saving time for part of the year, typically by changing clocks by an hour. Many land time zones are skewed toward the west of the corresponding nautical time zones. This also creates a permanent daylight saving time effect.

  • A ‘Time Zone’ refers to any of 24 regions loosely divided by longitude, where the same standard time is kept.

The Greenwich Meridian, also known as The Prime Meridian or International Meridian, or 0º longitude is the ‘starting point’ for dividing the Earth’s surface into time zones. Each time zone is 15 degrees of longitude wide (with local variations) and the local time is one hour earlier than the zone immediately to the east on the map.

Simply we can say that it is important as

Time zones are a geographical region and globe division of 15o each, starting at the Prime Meridian or Zero Degree longitude at Greenwich, in England which is created to help people know what time is it now in another part of the world, where just about everybody observes the same standard time.

A time offset is an amount of time subtracted from or added to UTC to get the current civil time or local time, whether it’s standard time or Daylight saving time.

In any particular time zone residents either observes standard time all year or they observe standard time in winter and daylight time in summer.

Most commonly Time Zones are represented by 3 or 4 letters and are usually defined by your country government or some astronomical institute.

Coordinated Universal Time commonly known as UTC is the primary time standard by which the world regulates clocks and time. It is one of several closely related successors to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). For most purposes, UTC is considered interchangeable with GMT, but GMT is no longer precisely defined by the scientific community.

Daylight saving time (DST) or summer time is generally advancing clocks during summer months. Typically, users of DST adjust their clocks one hour forward near the start of spring and again adjust them backward in the autumn to normal or regular time. One of the important reasons considered for creating DST is energy savings. Simply, it is only a change of Time Zone and the primitive time (UTC) is still and will always be the same.

Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) refers to the mean solar time at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London, which became adopted as a global time standard. Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) is arranged so that it runs no more than 0.9 seconds fast or slow of Greenwich Mean Time. The name Greenwich Mean Time is especially used by bodies connected with the United Kingdom and others particularly in Arab countries. It is a term commonly used in the United Kingdom and countries of the Commonwealth, including Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, India, Pakistan and Malaysia, and many other countries in the Eastern hemisphere.

Greenwich Mean Time is the same as Universal Time (UT), a standard astronomical concept used in many technical fields. In the United Kingdom, GMT is the official time during winter; during summer British Summer Time (BST) is used. GMT is very close to Western European Time.

IANA time zone database

The IANA time zone database maps a name to the named location’s historical and predicted clock shifts. This database is used by many computer software systems, including most Unix-like operating systems, Java, and the Oracle RDBMS; HP’s “tztab” database is similar but incompatible. When temporal authorities change DST rules, zoneinfo updates are installed as part of ordinary system maintenance. In Unix-like systems the TZ environment variable specifies the location name, as in TZ=’:America/New York’. In many of those systems there is also a system-wide setting that is applied if the TZ environment variable isn’t set: this setting is controlled by the contents of the /etc/local time file, which is usually a symbolic link or hard link to one of the zoneinfo files. Internal time is stored in timezone-independent epoch time; the TZ is used by each of potentially many simultaneous users and processes to independently localize time display.

Internet and Computers

Computer operating systems include the necessary support for working with all or almost all possible local times based on the various time zones. Internally, operating systems typically use UTC as their basic time-keeping standard, while providing services for converting local times to and from UTC, and also the ability to automatically change local time conversions at the start and end of daylight saving time in the various time zones.

Web servers presenting web pages primarily for an audience in a single time zone or a limited range of time zones typically show times as a local time, perhaps with UTC time in brackets. More internationally oriented websites may show times in UTC only or using an arbitrary time zone.

Email systems and other messaging systems time-stamp messages using UTC, or else include the sender’s time zone as part of the message, allowing the receiving program to display the message’s date and time of sending in the recipient’s local time.

Database records that include a time stamp typically use UTC, especially when the database is part of a system that spans multiple time zones. The use of local time for time-stamping records is not recommended for time zones that implement daylight saving time due to the fact that once a year there is a one hour period when local times are ambiguous.

The Basic Concept

It is said that before the advent of railways in the 1800s, all time was local. Noon was simply when the sun was directly overhead wherever you were, in what is called solar time. Each town’s citizens would set their clocks and pocket watches on observing the sun and the stars or according to the official town clock or timekeeper. When they traveled to another town, they would simply change their watch when they arrived. However, time differences between distant locations were barely noticeable because of long travel times and the lack of long-distance communications. The expansion of transport and communications, as well as trade globalization, thus created a need for a more unified time-keeping system.

Moreover, various meridians were also used for longitudinal reference among different countries. The Greenwich Meridian was adopted in 1884 as the initial or prime meridian for longitude and timekeeping.

 In 1878, Sir Sandford Fleming (1827–1915) developed the system of worldwide time zones that we still use today. He proposed that the world be divided into 24 time zones, each 15º wide of longitude apart. He came to this idea because Earth completes a rotation every 24 hours and there are 360º of longitude, so each hour Earth rotates 1/24th of a circle or 15º.

How Time Zones Works

The Earth spins on an imaginary pole called its axis. The Earth makes a complete rotation or one full turn on its axis every 24 hours. We call each full turn or rotation as a day. The Earth moves 15 degrees longitude each hour and Time zones are primarily based on this same fact. Since there are 24 hours in a day there are 24 standard time zones. (24 hours x 15º=360º). The Prime Meridian or 0º longitude is used as starting point to count Time zones. Each time zone is counted at 15 º intervals and extends 7½º either side of a central meridian.

Corresponding to a one-hour difference in mean solar time, each time zone is theoretically 15º wide. We see that generally to match internal and international borders, the shape of time zones is changed. Civil time refers to statutory time scales designated by civilian authorities, or to local time indicated by clocks, changes by one hour forward and backward respectively for every 15º east or west of the Greenwich Meridian. One would need to divide the longitude, in degrees, by 15 to find the appropriate time zone, in hours.

As stated in my previous articles www.timezdb.com provides World Time Zone database and API for developers free to use on your websites and applications. Please do visit.

TimezDB.com Free API for World Time Zone – An Introduction

Hi there,

Just thought of introduction and make you aware about what is TimezDB.com and what they do. In today’s world API services are becoming a backbone of all the electronically intelligent devices, be it a PC, Tablet, Phone, GPS device or any other smart electronic thing you see around. Each of these device show various kinds of information which it fetches from different API servers. TimezDB.com, is one of them. They provide information about Country, City, Area, Latitude, Longitude, Current time of that geographical location around the World.

TimezDB API service is REST based and gives out queried information in two formats i.e. XML and JSON. It has a set of Time zone functions, which your device can access and render information on its User Interface. Since it is an Online service, you can integrate your web application or desktop application using CURL or direct HTTP access.

TimezDB’s API has largest and precise database of world geographical locations. The team pledge and abide to keep the database upto date according to international governance of Time Zones and related information as and when, any amendment is introduced.

For your easy reference, TimezDB.com have documented the usage of API which you can easily integrate in the language of your choice, be it PHP, ASP, .NET, Javascript, Java, etc.

TimezDB’s API service is completely free, but with limited amount (250 requests/day) of access on free account to which, you can Sign Up from here. If your volume of access to API is more, then there is a very minimal charge per month, to make your account free of API access volume restrictions. At any given point of time, if you feel, that you don’t need the services, you can immediately stop using paid services, but your free account will continue to live.

Contact TimezDB.com

Contact and subscribe to Timezdb. With whatever updates we have for you, we will keep you posted. The updates can be anything, like, Additions or changes in our database, If any new API function is launched, If we have any new product in our showcase. But that doesn’t mean, we will keep spamming your mail box. Instead we will send you newsletters only when we really have something for you.

Thank you
TimezDB Team

Introduction to API


Here I am simply trying to make things easy by collecting information and placing it together for the beginners or new developers to read and learn on self.

API – Application Programming Interface is a set of routines, protocols, and tools for building software applications. An API expresses a software component in terms of its operations, inputs, outputs, and underlying types. An API defines functionality that are independent of their respective implementations, which allows definitions and implementations to vary without compromising each other. A good API makes it easier to develop a program by providing all the building blocks. A programmer then puts the blocks together.

In addition to accessing databases or computer hardware, such as hard disk drives or video cards, an API can ease the work of programming GUI components. For example, an API can facilitate integration of new features into existing applications (a so-called “plug-in API”). An API can also assist otherwise distinct applications with sharing data, which can help to integrate and enhance the functionalities of the applications.

APIs often come in the form of a library that includes specifications for routines, data structures, object classes, and variables. In other cases, notably SOAP and REST services, an API is simply a specification of remote calls exposed to the API consumers.

An API specification can take many forms, including an International Standard, such as POSIX, vendor documentation, such as the Microsoft Windows API, or the libraries of a programming language, e.g., Standard Template Library in C++ or Java API.

API Types

There are many different types of APIs for operating systems, applications or for websites. Windows, for example, has many API sets that are used by system hardware and applications — when you copy and paste text from one application to another, it is the API that allows that to work.

Most operating environments, such as MS-Windows, provide an API so that programmers can write applications consistent with the operating environment.  Today, APIs are also specified by websites. For example, Amazon or eBay APIs allow developers to use the existing retail infrastructure to create specialized web stores. Third-party software developers also use Web APIs to create software solutions for end-users.

Few Popular Examples of API

Programmable Web, a site that tracks more than 9,000 APIs, lists Google Maps, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr and Amazon Product Advertising as the most popular APIs (view all sorted by popularity).

  1. Google Maps API: Google Maps APIs lets developers embed Google Maps on webpages using a JavaScript or Flash interface. The Google Maps API is designed to work on mobile devices and desktop browsers.
  2. YouTube APIs: YouTube API: Google’s APIs lets developers integrate YouTube videos and functionality into websites or applications. YouTube APIs include the YouTube Analytics API, YouTube Data API, YouTube Live Streaming API, YouTube Player APIs and others.
  3. Flickr API: The Flickr API is used by developers to access the Flick photo sharing community data. The Flickr API consists of a set of callable methods, and some API endpoints.
  4. Twitter APIs: Twitter offers two APIs. The REST API allows developers to access core Twitter data and the Search API provides methods for developers to interact with Twitter Search and trends data.
  5. Amazon Product Advertising API: Amazon’s Product Advertising API gives developers access to Amazon’s product selection and discovery functionality to advertise Amazon products to monetize a website.

How APIs Work

These days, APIs are especially important because they dictate how developers can create new apps that tap into big Web services social networks like Facebook, Pinterest or Twitter, for instance, or utilities like Google Maps or Dropbox. For example, the developer of a game app, can use the Dropbox API to let users store their saved games in the Dropbox cloud instead of working out some other cloud storage option from scratch.

This means we can say that APIs are great time savers. They also offer user convenience in many cases; Facebook users undoubtedly appreciate the ability to sign into many apps and Web sites using their Facebook ID, a feature that relies upon Facebook APIs to work.

APIs thus make possible a sprawling array of Web-service “mashups,” in which developers use mix and match APIs from the likes of Google or Facebook or Twitter to create entirely new apps and services of their own. In many ways, the widespread availability of APIs for major services is what has made the modern Web experience more easy and possible.