Massimo Caliman
by Massimo Caliman
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  • Java

In Java calculating the difference in years, months, and days requires a few lines of code, with Java 8 it is possible to do this without external libraries and with just one instruction.

//Two dates, difference in days, months and years using java.time.temporal.ChronoUnit and java.time.LocalDate
LocalDate startDate = LocalDate.of(1972, Month.MARCH, 25);//Easy to use!!
LocalDate endDate = LocalDate.of(2017, 3, 25);//Easy to use! 
System.out.println("Two dates, difference in days, months and years");
System.out.println("years: " + ChronoUnit.YEARS.between(startDate, endDate));
System.out.println("months: " + ChronoUnit.MONTHS.between(startDate, endDate));
System.out.println("days: " + ChronoUnit.DAYS.between(startDate, endDate));