A Replacement For Sun’s Java Date Handling

If you’ve ever had to deal with Sun’s date handling in Java you know that the design can be a head scratcher at times. Things that are simple should be easy; but they aren’t. And things that should at least be possible, you may end up having to implement yourself. Joda Time is a new open source library designed to give new classes to handle dates and times. The next time I have to do some date and time work I’ll definitely give them a try.
One thing does give me pause though and that’s that the Maven website for the project doesn’t show any JUnit tests. For something as fundamental as a date/time library a good suite of tests is an absolute must have so hopefully the tests exist but are just not hooked up to the Maven reporting yet.

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