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Tip: Get the UTC Machine Time in Java

Learn more about getting the machine UTC timestamp with JDK 8.


Beginning with JDK 8, the machine UTC timestamp with nanoseconds precision can be obtained via the java.time.Instant class as below:

// e.g., 2019-02-26T15:28:21.051163100Z
Instant now = Instant.now(); 


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Octavia Andreea Anghel is a senior PHP developer currently working as a primary trainer for programming teams that participate at national and international software-development contests. She consults on developing educational projects at a national level. She is a coauthor of the book "XML Technologies--XML in Java" (Albastra, ISBN 978-973-650-210-1), for which she wrote the XML portions. In addition to PHP and XML, she's interested in software architecture, web services, UML, and high-performance unit tests.
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