Interesting utility to convert java.util.Date to readable datetime


When looking at logs, jobs, etc via cosole, the ‘started’ time is returned in milliseconds (java.util.Date) format. This is difficult to comprehend and not really meant for humans. However, I found this online utility to do just that for me. This is particularly useful if I have something like
x = runSomeJob() and I want to track it with regards to start time and end time, which is expressed in this millisecond notation.

Nice. Do we have any built-in types, methods that do the same thing?


I recommend using DateTime.toString() which takes an optional format parameter.

If you would like to learn more about the DateTime functions, check out the documentation under :your-server-name:/static/jsduck/index.html#!/api/DateTime