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Golang — Advanced Date-Time Utility functions

In the world of programming, working with date and time is a common task that often requires precision and flexibility.

The Go programming language's standard library includes the time package for time-related operations, but developers may require extra utilities to streamline time-dependent tasks.

So, In this blog, we’ll explore a set of utility functions that serve as a wrapper around the time package to facilitate operations.

If you are unaware of the time package, consider referring to it before going deep with advanced utilities.

Refer to the Time utility functions you will always need for basic ones.

Table of Contents

  • Get start of the month
  • Get end of the month
  • Get start day of every week
  • Get the end day of every week
  • Get the start and end day of every week of a given month
  • Get the week number of a month from the date
  • Get start of the year
  • Get end of year
  • Get start of the quarter
  • Get end of quarter
  • Get the current week's range
  • Calculate the duration between two dates
  • Get dates for the day of the week of the given month
  • Add business days to a date
  • Format duration as a human-readable string
  • Conclusion

We’ll expand the capabilities of our date-time package wrapper by implementing these additional advanced utility functions.

This provides developers a comprehensive set of tools for handling various time-related operations.

So, Whether you're building a scheduling application, generating reports, or working on any project involving temporal data, these functions can be seamlessly integrated into your codebase.

They simplify complex date and time manipulations, whether you're dealing with daily, weekly, monthly, or quarterly data.

This blog touched upon some advanced utility functions, but there's so much more to explore!

To explore its detailed explanations & code snippets make sure to visit our full article on Canopas Blog.

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