Joda « TimeZone « Java Data Type Q&A

1. Why Joda DateTimeFormatter cannot parse timezone names ('z')

From DateTimeFormatter javadoc:

Zone names: Time zone names ('z') cannot be parsed.
Therefore timezone parsing like:
System.out.println(new SimpleDateFormat("EEE MMM dd HH:mm:ss z yyyy").parse("Fri Nov 11 12:13:14 JST 2010"));
cannot be ...

2. Parsing date with Joda with time zone

I have two timestamps which describe the same instant of time in two different formats. 2010-10-03 18:58:07 and 2010-10-03T16:58:07.000+02:00. I parse the timestamps with two different date formatters with Joda. In the end ...