October 26th, 2020 × #javascript#date#api

Hasty Treat - Temporal Date Objects in JavaScript

Discussion on the new Temporal date and time API proposal for JavaScript which aims to fix limitations with the existing JavaScript date API


In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about Temporal Date Objects in JavaScript — a WICKED AWESOME API for working with times and dates.

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Show Notes

05:11 - Temporal Now

  • You can get now
    • Temporal.now.___

07:58 - Temporal Instants

  • A Temporal.Instant represents a fixed point in time, without regard to calendar or location.
    • Most common way to show it is nanoseconds since unix epoch.
    • Can be formatted a few different ways.

09:59 - Calendar

  • Support for different types of calendars

11:43 - Durations

  • Temporal.Duration
    • There are .from and .add and subtract() methods

12:47 - Other interesting parts

  • Timezones
    • Temporal.ZonedDateTime
  • Temporal.YearMonth - represents a ym = new Temporal.YearMonth(2019, 6) // => 2019-06

14:51 - Polyfill (unstable)

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