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Java Date is so stupid

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Everytime I try to work with java.util.Date, I get frustrated. Why is the API so cumbersome?

Have you ever tried to find the difference between to Date values? There is nothing except a millisecond value. I don’t want milliseconds! I want rounded days and the timestamp comes to taunt me!

Why can’t you simply add to or subtract from a Date? I don’t want to handle multiple Calendar objects when working with multiple Date values simultaneously. It just bloats the code!

I cannot instantiate a specific Date if I want to. Go through Calendar again? But why??

Maybe you will tell me about various design issues. But I don’t want to bother. I just want a simple interface for manipulating Date values.


Written by mhimu

December 19, 2007 at 1:59 pm

Posted in Java

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  1. Definitely check out Joda Time.


    You’ll never be able to go back to using Java Date/Calendar classes after trying it…


    December 21, 2007 at 3:26 pm

  2. Looks promising!


    December 26, 2007 at 10:39 am

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