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What is moment.js alternative in Javascript?

Most web developers have used moment.js. Do you know what's the alternative?

Are you looking for a Moment.js alternative in Javascript?

In one of our laravel projects, after upgrading dependencies, the docker build suddenly started throwing an error of moment.js.

On debugging, I noticed that moment.js was now in maintenance mode and they recommends using different libraries as an alternative.

As our requirements for date and time are not much complex, we decided to use javascriptโ€™s default Date() object and comes up with this article.

We've gathered a few alternatives that you can use in your projects.

Here's what you'll learn?

  • Get the year, month, date, day, and time
  • First and Last day of the month
  • Add and Subtract day, month, year, time
  • Get and Set the timezone for the date
  • Get dates in various formats

For implementation detail, check out our blog.

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Etienne Burdet

Modern alternative:ย Luxon (immutable, more options etc.)

Another approach I really like:ย using Date indeed, but with date-fns. Very functionnal, immutable, minimal, yet don't reinvent the wheel on formatting, adding etc.

Date alone is not enough though.

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Vaibhav Mehta

Checkout day.js, pretty compact and gets the job done

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eshimischi

day.js is one of the main alternatives

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Steve Whitmore

Their documentation has some suggestions.

Do you have your sticker pack yet?