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JavaScript Interview Question #34: Different ways to get the current date in JS

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How do you prefer to get the current date in JS? What will be logged to the console?

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Both new Date() and Date.now() in JavaScript return us the current date and time.

The difference between them is that new Date() returns the Date object and Date.now() returns the number of milliseconds elapsed from the midnight of Jan 1, 1970.

If you need to compare two dates in different formats, you can always get the number of milliseconds from any Date object using the built-in getTime() function.

Otherwise, you won’t have any luck comparing a number to an object.


ANSWER: false will be logged to the console.

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