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Java Date API


The java.util, java.sql and java.text packages contains classes for representing date and time. Following classes are important for dealing with date in java.

  • java.util.Date class
  • java.sql.Date class
  • java.text.DateFormat class
  • java.text.SimpleDateFormat class
  • java.util.Calendar class
  • java.util.GregorianCalendar class
  • java.sql.Time class
  • java.sql.Timestamp class
  • java.util.TimeZone class

Get Current Date

There are 4 ways to print current date in java.

1st way:

  1. java.util.Date date=new java.util.Date();
  2. System.out.println(date);

Output:

Wed Mar 27 08:22:02 IST 2015

2nd way:

  1. long millis=System.currentTimeMillis();
  2. java.util.Date date=new java.util.Date(millis);
  3. System.out.println(date);

Output:

Wed Mar 27 08:22:02 IST 2015

3rd way:

  1. long millis=System.currentTimeMillis();
  2. java.sql.Date date=new java.sql.Date(millis);
  3. System.out.println(date);

Output:

2015-03-27

4th way:

  1. Date date=java.util.Calendar.getInstance().getTime();
  2. System.out.println(date);

Output:

Wed Mar 27 08:22:02 IST 2015

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