In Laravel, when working with dates I’ve been used to using the Carbon method
It gives us a date value relative to an optional given date, but it defaults to now. Examples of output from the diffForHumans method looks like:
- 5 minutes ago
We can do the same with Moment.js using the
fromNow method. Given that Day.js is supposed to have the same API as Moment.js I assumed that the
fromNow method would “Just work”.
Turns out that it didn’t. But with some small changes to our code we can get the same
fromNow method working with Day.js.
Day.js has a plugin for working with relative times called “relativeTime”.
If you’ve added day JS using yarn / npm you can just import the relativeTime module, extend Day.js and get to using the new
import dayjs from 'dayjs';
To use the
fromNow method within Vue components, I’ve been using filters like this: