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Java 8 Duration example.

In the previous page we have seen Period class example. Period deals with date. Similar to Period, Duration deals with time. Like the names suggest Duration represent a quantity or amount of time. Duration uses seconds or nanoseconds to define an amount of time. Duration is most suitable when working with Instants and machine time.

package com.java2novice.datetime;

import java.time.Duration;
import java.time.LocalTime;

public class DurationEx {

	public static void main(String a[]) {

		// create time object with values
		LocalTime givenTime = LocalTime.of(2, 30, 15);
		System.out.println("time: "+givenTime);

		// add 20 minutes and 30 seconds
		LocalTime updatedTime =;
		System.out.println("updated time: "+updatedTime);

		Duration drt = Duration.between(givenTime, updatedTime);
		System.out.println("difference in seconds: "+drt.getSeconds());
		System.out.println("difference in seconds: "+drt.toMinutes());

time: 02:30:15
updated time: 02:50:45
difference in seconds: 1230
difference in seconds: 20
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Java-8 Date and Time API Examples

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  2. Java 8 ZonedDateTime example.
  3. Java 8 LocalDate example.
  4. Java 8 LocalTime example.
  5. Create date time with custom values in Java 8.
  6. Java 8 Instant (Timestamp) example.
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