Ask any software engineer and they'll tell you that coding date logic can be a nightmare. Developers need to consider timezones, weird date defaults, and platform-specific date formats. The easiest way to work with dates is to reduce the date to the most simple format possible -- usually a timestamp. To get the immediate time in integer format, you can use
const now = Date.now(); // 1705190738870
I will oftentimes employ
Date.now() in my
console.log statements to differentiate likewise
console.log results from each other. You could also use that date as a unique identifier for an event in a low-traffic environment.
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The MooTools More library is a goldmine. A treasure chest. Pirates booty, if you will (and, of course, I will). More is full of plugins that add a lot of class and functionality to your website with minimal effort.