date-fns: Detailed Overview & Metrics

v3.3.1(about 1 month ago)

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date-fns is a modern JavaScript date utility library that provides a comprehensive set of functions for manipulating, formatting, and parsing dates. It aims to be lightweight and modular, allowing you to import only the specific functions you need, reducing the bundle size of your application.

Compared to other date libraries like Moment.js, date-fns offers a more modern and functional programming approach. It follows the philosophy of immutability and pure functions, making it easier to reason about and test your code. date-fns also has excellent TypeScript support and is actively maintained with regular updates and bug fixes.

date-fns covers a wide range of use cases, including date calculations, formatting, parsing, time zone handling, and localization. It provides a consistent and intuitive API, making it a popular choice for working with dates in JavaScript applications.

Alternatives:
dayjs+
luxon+
moment+
js-joda+
chrono-node+
spacetime+
date-and-time+
ms+
dateformat+
timeago.js+

Tags: javascriptdateutilityformattingparsing