The Solution: Moment.js
Ever felt like you’ve been trying to pair a leather jacket with floral dress? Just like in fashion where wrong combinations can lead to fashion disasters, in programming, using inappropriate methods for date and time can cause calamities. The Moment.js library comes as a life-saver, offering a range of functions and methods to handle time effectively.
// Using Moment.js to get the current date let currentDate = moment(); console.log(currentDate.format('YYYY-MM-DD'));
Step-by-Step Explanation of the Moment.js Code
Just like how creating a stunning ensemble requires understanding and implementing steps in a particular fashion, deploying Moment.js methods follow an order. Let’s take a look at the code shared above.
- Firstly, we call the moment function. This function, when invoked without any arguments, will give us a moment instance of the current date and time.
- The next step is to use the format method to shape the way our date appears.
- We’ve opted for the ‘YYYY-MM-DD’ format, but Moment.js provides great flexibility, allowing for various other formats as per your requirement.
// Another example with a specific date let specificDate = moment('1995-12-25'); console.log(specificDate.format('MMMM Do YYYY'));
Exploring More Functions and Libraries
The above code shows how to create a moment with a specific date. The best part of Moment.js is that it not only allows us to deal with the current date and time but also makes it seamless to work with a specific date and time.