Understanding What is Moment.js
Why Use Moment.js
The Library works in both Node.js and browser environments. When provisioning a library that manipulates time, it’s critical to work not only across any frontend back backend as well. It’s indeed the best JS library to use, rather than a Data object.
Moment supports l1On (localization) and i18n (internationalization), which is an especially important frontend developer. Meaning that they need to provide support for further translations for languages, which already are implemented in the apps. It’s amazing the bundle of options available. It provides almost everything, which a frontend developer could use in an app.
There are numerous ways to use and run Moment.js with Java app development, but this content focuses on running it with Node and within a browser.
Running Moment.js within Node.js
The library could be run from a browser as well as within a Node. To use it with Node, you have to install the module using this command.
npm install moment
require(), then use it in the app like below:
const moment = require(‘moment’); const today = moment(); console.log(today.format());
Moment.js Run From a Browser
To be able to run Moment.js from a browser, include it with a
<script> tag. A global moment object is created by the JS library and could also be used in gaining access to all time and date parsing and also with the manipulation functionality.
<!DOCTYPE html> <html lang="en"> <head> <meta charset=”UTF-8”> <title>Moment.js</title> </head> <body> <script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/moment.js/2.24.0/moment.min.js"></script> <script> // Here you have a 'moment' global const today = moment(); console.log(today.format()); </script> </body> </html>
Format Date using Moment.js
Moment.js is used to convert data strings to Date objects as well as seizing every single piece of data and doing string concatenations as well. In addition, it streamlined the process of converting data to any format specified. Date format conversion with Moment is simple. Check out the example below
moment() offers the current or the present time and date.
format() on the other hand converts it to a format specified. The example stated above makes a formatted date as a four-digit year. Next are a hyphen and a 2-digit month and another hyphen then a 2-digit day.
Truly, Moment.js is an awesome JS library, which simplifies time and date validations and manipulations. It has cool features to offer and there are also several plugins available for the library. Plugins such as Jalali Calendar, ISO Calendar and so forth could be found on the official plugin page.
There are numerous methods for adding, subtracting, date validation, getting the maximum, minimum date and more. You could contribute to the library easily as well as additional features in the form of plugins and make it available on Node and GitHub.
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