re: Do you prefer unix epoch (a number) or ISO 8601 (a string) for timestamps? VIEW POST

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re: yeah, the problem is that there is no standard way. Stripe APIs use epoch. Twitter and Dropbox APIs use ISO 8601. So just curious what about p...
 

I wouldn't be surprised if Stripe chose unix epochs because they interact with third party bank or credit card systems and that makes their lives easier or because they store payment events in a time series DB and their DB uses unix timestamps. Maybe after validating the payload, they ship it to some queue and that gets written as is to a DB.

Or maybe they just chose by tossing a coin :D

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