Java Data Type How to - Get Month number starting from 0 as January


We would like to know how to get Month number starting from 0 as January.


import java.util.Calendar;
import java.util.Date;
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public class Main {
  public static void main(String[] argv) {
    System.out.println(getMonth(new Date()));

  public static Integer getMonth(Date date) {
    if (date == null)
      return 0;
    Calendar cal = Calendar.getInstance();
    return cal.get(Calendar.MONTH);

The code above generates the following result.