Working with the Date Object in JavaScript

Getting the current date in JavaScript is a piece of cake. The language features a convenient Date object that’s preloaded with all sorts of methods for retrieving temporal values. The syntax is simple enough and the names of the methods, for the most part, are pretty intuitive. In the following examples, I’ll show you how to work with JavaScript’s Date object to get the current year, month, day, time… down to the millisecond! Getting the current date: To get the current date in JavaScript, simply use the new keyword to create a fresh instance of JavaScript’s Date object prototype. [crayon-56c050ac8d3d3719348930/] What gets logged to the console here will look something like this: [crayon-56c050ac8d3e9190592832/] That’s the current day of the week, the current month, the current day of the month, the current year, and even the current time in 24 hour...

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