Another quickie. Sometimes you want to increment a date without having to pull in the monster that is
date-fns or even the tiny
day.js. Maybe you're restricted by your environment. Whatever the reason, it never hurts to know your way around some native APIs.
Let's say we need to display the current date and a day a fortnight from now.
If you google for this, you'll find a StackOverflow answer
const fortnightAway = new Date(Date.now() + 12096e5)
12096e5 is a representation of
1000 * 60 * 60 * 24 * 14, which is 14 days in milliseconds. But we can do better.
const date = new Date() date.setDate(date.getDate() + 14)
The important thing to note is that modifier methods on our original
date property (like
modify the original date object in-place and return the new date's value in a smilar
Date.getNow() would return. So whilst we could get the date again from the
return value, it's simpler to use the original date instance again.
So with this, we could implement something like
const date = new Date() const currentDate = date.toLocaleDateString('en-GB') date.setDate(date.getDate() + 14) const assignmentIsDue = date.toLocaleDateString('en-GB')
Which results in these dynamic dates 👇
Current - 02/03/2021
When your assignment is due - 16/03/2021