Welcome to the world of software development, where time is not only a precious commodity, but also a source of challenges and headaches. Today I take you through an innovation that not only redefines our perception of time, but also radically simplifies the work of software engineers: the Lukashian Calendar.

The dilemma of calendar logic in software development

This journey begins with a practical problem with a client, Mr. Jansen, whose date of birth revealed how flawed our current calendar systems are. As a software developer, you are often concerned with calendar logic, wrestling with the complexities of the Gregorian calendar. It is a world where 0:50 plus 0:30 is not 0:80, but 1:20, and where time zones cause constant conflicts in systems.

The Gregorian Calendar Comes Up Short

The Gregorian calendar, with its illogical structure and inconsistent timing, leads to frustration and inefficiency in programming. It forces developers to navigate a maze of corrections, such as leap seconds and complex time zone logic, which wastes time.

The Solution: The Lukashian Calendar

Large organizations with many programmers waste a lot of time and resources on this complicated calendar logic. Resources that could be used much more efficiently. The Lukashian Calendar offers a revolutionary solution to this. This calendar offers a mechanism that is many times simpler than the Gregorian calendar. It has a clear, consistent and user-friendly API and is also freely available as open-source software for both commercial use and other applications.

Time = Beeps

In the Lukashian Calendar, time is expressed in “beeps,” a unit corresponding to one ten-thousandth of a day. This approach fundamentally changes how we perceive and experience the progression of our days, making time a more fluid and flexible concept.


No Minutes, Hours, Weeks, Week Numbers, Weekdays....

By omitting conventional units of time such as minutes, hours, weeks, week numbers, weekdays, months, time zones, leap days and leap seconds, Greenwich Mean Time, daylight saving time and the AM/PM system, a calendar is created that is free of complex rules and outdated problems. This leads to clear and intuitive timekeeping.

Ease of Learning

The Lukashian Calendar as an Educational Tool
The Lukashian Calendar is not only easy to understand, but also offers new learning methods for children. They can easily make the link to astronomy and play with their own “calendars”, where they can adjust the duration of years and days and see how it works out.


A better understanding of time allocation

Using beeps to represent the time of day provides a better understanding of how time is spent, such as on work or leisure. Beeps are inherently proportional, making it easier to visualize how much of the day is spent on certain activities.

No Time Zones

Benefits in a Globalizing World

In our world, the disadvantages of time zones can outweigh the advantages. The Lukashian Calendar eliminates the concept of time zones, leading to uniform and simple global timekeeping. This is particularly advantageous in international collaboration and communication, where time zones often cause confusion and inefficiency.

In a world where time=money, the Lukashian Calendar offers a cost-effective solution for businesses and programmers. Large organizations can save significantly on the time and resources previously spent unraveling complex calendar logic. This makes room for innovation and improves overall efficiency.

Designed with Java precision

Technologically, the Lukashian Calendar is not just a concept, but a fully functioning system. Designed with the precision of Java, it provides a streamlined, intuitive experience for programmers and users alike – an example of how technology can help us interact with our environment in a more harmonious way. As open-source software, the Lukashian Calendar also provides an accessible and flexible tool for developers in a variety of industries.


The Lukashian Calendar is not only a change in how we perceive time, but also a practical innovation that significantly eases the daily challenges of software developers. It is progressive to rethink the way we deal with time and choose a radically different system. With this calendar, we open the door to a future where time is no longer a source of frustration, but a seamless and intuitive dimension in our world.

Most old, overly complex systems can be replaced with new ones at some point. This however, has never before been done with the calender. Until now. It’s a long shot to try this of course, but we are rebellious and ambitious! Nothing ventured, nothing gained!

Key Take-aways: a new calendar that is radically different

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