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Date-Utils: Polyfills for the Date object

Build Status

In a nutshell

  • 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

Using within a Browser

<script type="text/javascript" src="date-utils.min.js"></script>

Using with Node.js

$ 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.

Static Methods; // 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(monthNumber); // number of days in the month

Instance Methods

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