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Y2K compliance for Software

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how can i certified that my newly written software is Y2K compliance?

Is there a specification somewhere?
 
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Test, test and ..... test.

Without knowing the language some general tips and points of attention when testing/checking:
1) Are twodigit years entered, always show four to the user so he can verify/edit the four digits.
2) Check 29-02-2000 (leapyear) is accepted and calculated with. (Datediff)
3) Check dates of birth aren't set into the future when twodigit years were in the old input data.
4) Specify always four digit years internally. (Most modern dbms systems use a relative daynumber internally so no problem when using date type of variable!)

For the language and dbms you use there are (were?) Y2K sites with bug-reports. I often used www.ask.com with the string: +Y2K +<language-name>
Or with tool-name or dbms-name. Gave lots of valuable information. Even some proposed fixes from software providers prooved to contain errors!

Hope I gave you a starting point !
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