Recently I blogged about replacing Moment.js with a lightweight alternative Day.js.

In Laravel, when working with dates I’ve been used to using the Carbon method diffForHumans.

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
- One week ago
- Last Year

Rather than:

2019-05-19 18:08:40
2019-05-12 18:13:40
2018-05-19 18:13:40

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.

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jQuery to Vue

Recently I spoke at VueNYC about my journey from the world of jQuery to Vue and some of the problems people may have along the way:

Check it out below:

If you’re in NYC they have monthly meetups that you can sign up for over here : VueNYC.

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Talv Bansal

Full Stack Developer, Part Time Photographer

Head of Software Engineering