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 =;
        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);

        // Convert java.time.LocalDateTime to java.util.Date and back to
        // java.time.LocalDateTime
        LocalDateTime localDateTime =;
        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 string to an integer or number?

package org.kodejava.example.lang;

public class StringToInteger {
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        // Some random selected number, could representing a decimal,
        // hexadecimal or octal number.
        String myLuckyNumber = "13";

        // We convert a string to an integer by invoking parseInt() method
        // of the Integer class.
        Integer number = Integer.parseInt(myLuckyNumber);
        System.out.println("My lucky number is: " + number);

        // We can also converting a string representation of a number other
        // then the decimal base, for instance an hexadecimal by providing
        // the radix to the method.
        number = Integer.parseInt(myLuckyNumber, 16);
        System.out.println("My lucky number is: " + number);

        number = Integer.parseInt(myLuckyNumber, 8);
        System.out.println("My lucky number is: " + number);

Our code results are:

My lucky number is: 13
My lucky number is: 19
My lucky number is: 11

How do I convert string to char array?

Here we have a small class that convert a string literal into array, a character array.

package org.kodejava.example.lang;

public class StringToArrayExample {
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        // We have a string literal that contains the motto of this website.
        String literal = "Kode Java - Learn Java Programming by Examples";

        // Now we want to convert or divided it into a small array of char.
        // To do this we can simply used String.toCharArray() method. This
        // method splits the string into an array of characters.
        char[] temp = literal.toCharArray();

        // Here we just iterate the char array and print it to our console.
        for (int i = 0; i < temp.length; i++) {

How do I convert collection to ArrayList?

package org.kodejava.example.util;

import java.util.ArrayList;
import java.util.LinkedList;

public class CollectionToArrayList {
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        // We create LinkedList collection type at put some values
        // in it. Here we put A, B, C and D letter into it.
        LinkedList<String> linkedList = new LinkedList<String>();

        // Let say you want to convert it to other type of collection,
        // for instance here we convert it into ArrayList. To do it
        // we can pass the collection created above as a parameter to
        // ArrayList constructor.
        ArrayList<String> arrayList = new ArrayList<String>(linkedList);

        // Now we have converted the collection into ArrayList and
        // printed what is inside.
        for (String s : arrayList) {
            System.out.println("s = " + s);