Alternatives for Moment.js
Of course, there are some other tools that you can use instead of Moment.js, eg.:
- YUI DataType – “The DataType Utility is a collection of classes that provides type-conversion and string-formatting convenience methods for numbers, dates, and XML documents.”
And that’s basically all. There are not many more libraries that only give us tools to control date. We can also mention sugar library and any other kind of frameworks that have some limited support for Date object, but it’s not our case. In fact, none of the listed libraries are.
- It supports i18n (internationalization) and l10n (localization) which is particularly important for frontend developers. This means that they don’t have to provide support (like generating translation files) for additional translations for languages that are already implemented in our applications.
- The bundle of available options is amazing: it provides almost everything that a frontend developer may use in an application. Honestly, I cannot figure out a situation in which I would have to override or extend its functionalities.
How To, the Ninja Skills
Installation and working with Moment.js are a piece of cake. Nowadays, when we have tools like bower or npm, it’s done almost automatically: