moment VS dateformat

Compare moment vs dateformat and see what are their differences.


Parse, validate, manipulate, and display dates in javascript. (by moment)


A node.js package for Steven Levithan's excellent dateFormat() function. (by felixge)
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moment dateformat
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25 days ago 8 months ago
JavaScript JavaScript
MIT License MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of moment. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-11-14.
  • JS Date: The Timezone Tantrum
    3 projects | | 14 Nov 2023
    We could control the DST flip by setting the test's input time to the appropriate time of year (summer/winter). However we couldn't control the timezone. We had to adjust the expected data in the test 🤢 using the same library which the production code used (momentjs).
  • is there a date calculate script/libary ?
    2 projects | /r/learnjavascript | 11 Jul 2023
  • Top 10 "Must Have" Repositories for Web Developers
    6 projects | | 11 Jul 2023
    8. Moment.js
  • You don't need zero JS website for a perfect Lighthouse score
    4 projects | | 9 May 2023
    This may sound a bit general but we can't forget about well-tought code. If we are using a lot of external dependencies, we can check if there aren't many lighter alternatives. Example? Some people are still using moment.js for date formatting. Why not use a lightweight 2kb alternative instead? Writing clean, organized and maintainable code won't give us a huge score boost but we are trying to save every byte of data, right? 😉
  • Everything you need to know about Temporal Date API
    2 projects | | 18 Feb 2023
    We all know the pain of working with dates in Javascript. It needs to be more explicit, has almost no method, and could not be more clunky. For example, to create the Date January 1, 2023, you have to write a new Date (2023, 0, 1), which can be confusing for beginners, and overall just not that clear. And because of these reasons, the community has made many libraries that attempt to make Date easier to work with over the past years. Like momentjs or Date-fns. But the good news is that you won't need these third-party libraries any longer. The Temporal Date API in Javascript attempts to completely replace the Date object and fix all of the issues we generally face when working with dates.
  • one of my coworkers criticised me for using too shiny libraries.
    3 projects | /r/reactjs | 29 Jan 2023
    moment was put into maintenance mode in 2020 and has gained 7 million weekly downloads to 19 million/week since then.
  • 20 Best Libraries and Tools for React Developers
    11 projects | | 25 Jan 2023
    Moment is a JavaScript date library for parsing, validating, manipulating, and formatting dates. It allows displaying of date as per localization and in a human-readable format.
  • Effortlessly handle dates and times in JavaScript with Luxon
    3 projects | | 2 Jan 2023
    Luxon is a powerful and lightweight JavaScript library for working with dates and times. It was created as an alternative to the popular Moment.js library, with the goal of being faster, smaller, and easier to use.
  • 18 Best JavaScript Gantt Chart Components
    13 projects | | 27 Dec 2022
    It allows users to create tasks, change their schedule and duration with drag-and-drop, add dependency lines, and review extra information on tasks via tooltips. You can add multiple timescales to the chart. The list of possible options includes Quarter Day, Half Day, Full Day, Week, and Month. There are also some customization opportunities such as changing the tooltip content with custom HTML, modifying the appearance of task bars and dependency lines, and setting the default timescale. It should be noted that Frappe Gantt has two dependencies: momentjs and snapsvg.
  • Need to calculate time passed between two dates HELP!
    2 projects | /r/learnjavascript | 29 Oct 2022 is a useful library for this exact thing.


Posts with mentions or reviews of dateformat. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-05-11.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing moment and dateformat you can also consider the following projects:

dayjs - ⏰ Day.js 2kB immutable date-time library alternative to Moment.js with the same modern API

date-fns - ⏳ Modern JavaScript date utility library ⌛️

moment-timezone - Timezone support for moment.js

Luxon - ⏱ A library for working with dates and times in JS

timeago.js - :clock8: :hourglass: timeago.js is a tiny(2.0 kb) library used to format date with `*** time ago` statement.

proposal-temporal - Provides standard objects and functions for working with dates and times.

fecha - Lightweight and simple JS date formatting and parsing

async - Async utilities for node and the browser

jquery-timeago - :clock8: The original jQuery plugin that makes it easy to support automatically updating fuzzy timestamps (e.g. "4 minutes ago").

Next.js - The React Framework

lodash - A modern JavaScript utility library delivering modularity, performance, & extras.

tz-format - Format a date with timezone