PlantUML Pleasantness: Using Current Date

In PlantUML we can use the special variable %date% to get the current date and time. The default format shows day of the week, date, time and timezone. We can change the date format by specifying our format with the Java SimpleDateFromat symbols. For example to only get the hours and minutes we would write %date[HH:mm]%.

In the following example we use the %date% variable as is and with a custom format:

When we generate a graphical representation we get the following result:

Written with PlantUML 8051.

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My name is Hubert A. Klein Ikkink also known as mrhaki. I work at the great IT company JDriven. Here I work on projects with Groovy & Grails, Gradle and Spring. At JDriven we focus on SpringSource technologies. All colleagues want to learn new technologies, support craftmanship and are very eager to learn. This is truly a great environment to work in. You can contact me via Google+ or @mrhaki.

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