How to convert java.time.LocalDate to java.util.Date?

The following code snippet demonstrate how to convert java.time.LocalDate to java.util.Date and vice versa. In the first part of the code snippet we convert LocalDate to Date and back to LocalDate object. On the second part we convert LocalDateTime to Date and back to LocalDateTime object.

package org.kodejava.example.datetime;

import java.time.*;
import java.util.Date;

public class LocalDateToDate {
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        // Convert java.time.LocalDate to java.util.Date and back to
        // java.time.LocalDate
        LocalDate localDate = LocalDate.now();
        System.out.println("LocalDate = " + localDate);

        Date date1 = Date.from(localDate.atStartOfDay(ZoneId.systemDefault()).toInstant());
        System.out.println("Date      = " + date1);

        localDate = date1.toInstant().atZone(ZoneId.systemDefault()).toLocalDate();
        System.out.println("LocalDate = " + localDate);
        System.out.println();

        // Convert java.time.LocalDateTime to java.util.Date and back to
        // java.time.LocalDateTime
        LocalDateTime localDateTime = LocalDateTime.now();
        System.out.println("LocalDateTime = " + localDateTime);

        Date date2 = Date.from(localDateTime.atZone(ZoneId.systemDefault()).toInstant());
        System.out.println("Date          = " + date2);

        localDateTime = date2.toInstant().atZone(ZoneId.systemDefault()).toLocalDateTime();
        System.out.println("LocalDateTime = " + localDateTime);
    }
}

The result of the code snippet:

LocalDate = 2017-02-14
Date      = Tue Feb 14 00:00:00 WITA 2017
LocalDate = 2017-02-14

LocalDateTime = 2017-02-14T10:34:49.562
Date          = Tue Feb 14 10:34:49 WITA 2017
LocalDateTime = 2017-02-14T10:34:49.562

How do I convert varargs to an array?

Varargs can be seen as a simplification of array when we need to pass a multiple value as a method parameter. Varargs it self is an array that automatically created, for these reason you will be enable to do things you can do with array to varargs.

In the example below you can see the messages parameter can be assigned to the String array variables, we can call the length method to the messages parameter as we do with the array. So actually you don’t need to convert varargs to array because varargs is array.

package org.kodejava.example.lang;

public class VarargsToArray {
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        printMessage("Hello ", "there", ", ", "how ", "are ", "you", "?");
    }

    public static void printMessage(String... messages) {
        String[] copiedMessage = messages;
        for (int i = 0; i < messages.length; i++) {
            System.out.print(copiedMessage[i]);
        }
    }
}