Date add-ons for Node.js

Date-Utils: Polyfills for the Date object

Version 2 Feature and Changes discussion is being held at

  • Micro-Framework adding missing functionality to the Date object
  • Useable as a polyfill in the browser
  • Useable as a polyfill in Node.js
  • Works in CouchDB
<script type="text/javascript" src="date-utils.min.js"></script>
$ npm install date-utils


Note: This did not work in the REPL before Node.js 0.6 due to how Node.js handles context in the REPL.; // today, 00:00:00
Date.yesterday(); // yesterday, 00:00:00    
Date.tomorrow(); // tomorrow, 00:00:00

Date.validateDay(day, year, month); // true/false whether a date is valid
Date.validateYear(year); // true/false whether a year is valid
Date.validateMonth(month); // true/false whether a month is valid
Date.validateHour(hour); // true/false whether an hour is valid
Date.validateMinute(minute); // true/false whether a minute is valid
Date.validateSecond(second); // true/false whether a second is valid
Date.validateMillisecond(millisecond); // true/false whether a millisecond is valid, date2); // -1 if date1 is smaller than date2, 0 if equal, 1 if date2 is smaller than date1
Date.equals(date1, date2); // true/false if date1 is equal to date2

Date.getDayNumberFromName(name); // su/sun/sunday - 0, mo/mon/monday - 1, etc
Date.getMonthNumberFromName(name); // jan/january - 0, feb/february - 1, etc
Date.isLeapYear(year); // true/false whether the year is a leap year
Date.getDaysInMonth(year, monthNumber); // number of days in the month 0-11
d.clone(); // returns a new copy of date object set to the same time
d.getMonthAbbr(); // abreviated month name, Jan, Feb, etc
d.getMonthName(); // fill month name, January, February, etc
d.getUTCOffset(); // returns the UTC offset
d.getOrdinalNumber(); // day number of the year, 1-366 (leap year)
d.clearTime(); // sets time to 00:00:00
d.setTimeToNow(); // sets time to current time
d.toFormat(format); // returns date formatted with:
  // YYYY - Four digit year
  // MMMM - Full month name. ie January
  // MMM  - Short month name. ie Jan
  // MM   - Zero padded month ie 01
  // M    - Month ie 1
  // DDDD - Full day or week name ie Tuesday 
  // DDD  - Abbreviated day of the week ie Tue
  // DD   - Zero padded day ie 08
  // D    - Day ie 8
  // HH24 - Hours in 24 notation ie 18
  // HH   - Padded Hours ie 06
  // H    - Hours ie 6
  // MI   - Padded Minutes
  // SS   - Padded Seconds
  // PP   - AM or PM
  // P    - am or pm
d.toYMD(separator); // returns YYYY-MM-DD by default, separator changes delimiter

d.between(date1, date2); // true/false if the date/time is between date1 and date2
d.compareTo(date); // -1 if date is smaller than this, 0 if equal, 1 if date is larger than this
d.equals(date); // true/false, true if dates are equal
d.isBefore(date); // true/false, true if this is before date passed
d.isAfter(date); // true/false, true if this is after date passed
d.getDaysBetween(date); // returns number of full days between this and passed
d.getHoursBetween(date); // returns number of hours days between this and passed
d.getMinutesBetween(date); // returns number of full minutes between this and passed
d.getSecondsBetween(date); // returns number of full seconds between this and passed

d.add({ milliseconds: 30,
        minutes: 1,
        hours: 4,
        seconds: 30,
        days: 2,
        weeks: 1,
        months: 3,
        years: 2}); // adds time to existing time

d.addMilliseconds(number); // add milliseconds to existing time
d.addSeconds(number); // add seconds to existing time
d.addMinutes(number); // add minutes to existing time
d.addHours(number); // add hours to existing time
d.addDays(number); // add days to existing time
d.addWeeks(number); // add weeks to existing time
d.addMonths(number); // add months to existing time
d.addYears(number); // add years to existing time

d.remove(...); // same idea as for add
d.removeMilliseconds(number); // ...
// same API, just remove instead

Make sure you have gulp installed (npm install gulp -g). After that hit npm install to get the dependencies. Finally, hit gulp. This will build the library initially. If you make changes to the library, it will compile the minified version automatically.