Wrangling Dates & Time in Android

Dec 15 2022 · Kotlin 1.6.21, Android 13, IntelliJ 2022.1

Part 1: Wrangling Dates & Time in Android

06. Choose Between ZonedDateTime & Instant

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At this point, you might wonder: what’s the difference between Instant and ZonedDateTime?

val romeZone = ZonedDateTime.of(
    LocalDateTime.of(2022, 3, 26, 10, 0, 0),
val instant1 = romeZone.plus(1, ChronoUnit.DAYS).toInstant()
val instant2 = romeZone.toInstant().plus(1, ChronoUnit.DAYS)
val zone1 = romeZone.plus(1, ChronoUnit.DAYS)
val currentInstant = Instant.now()
val ztdFromInstant = currentInstant.atZone(ZoneId.systemDefault())
println("ztdFromInstant: $ztdFromInstant")