Package org.apache.commons.lang.time

Provides classes and methods to work with dates and durations.

This includes:

  • DateUtils - a set of static utility methods for working with dates
  • FastDateFormat - a replacement for SimpleDateFormat that is fast and thread-safe
  • DateFormatUtils - a formatting class for dates
  • StopWatch - a duration timer

These classes are immutable (and therefore thread-safe) apart from StopWatch.