Dates are a really common data type developers work with. From timestamps of certain actions, to reports, sign up features and limited-time access in systems that require subscriptions.
Dates are a really common data type developers work with. From timestamps of certain actions, to reports, sign up features and limited-time access in systems that require subscriptions - we oftentimes have to compare dates.
That is, we compare if a date is after or before another, if the date is today, how many days there are between dates, etc.
Date to handle date-time operations.
This means that you don't need an external library to perform rudimentary checks and operations, which makes it easier to perform these things in Vanilla JS.
Date class is really simple to understand under the hood - it just stores Unix time measured in milliseconds.
Unix time is measured as the number of seconds elapsed since the Unix epoch (00:00:00 UTC 1 January 1970), which is a completely arbitrary date.
Even though this implementation seems a bit simplistic, the addition of the
Date class was quite a big improvement, since there was finally a level of abstraction between developers and raw dates.
Now, let's look at different ways to compare two dates using