I'm using Jade to render my views from within Express.js. I am saving documents in MongoDB and using Mongoose to access my documents. I am saving a default date created when a new document is created and I am returning that date created attribute to the view, where is needs to be formatted. The format of the date being stored within MongoDB is:
Thu Dec 29 2011 20:14:56 GMT-0600 (CST)
date = new Date('Thu Dec 29 2011 20:14:56 GMT-0600 (CST)')
Now you can use various methods on the date to get the data you need:
date.toDateString() // "Thu Dec 29 2011" date.toUTCString() // "Fri, 30 Dec 2011 02:14:56 GMT" date.getMonth() // 11 date.getDate() // 29 date.getFullYear() // 2011
You can see more methods on the MDN reference site. You can use these methods to build any kind of string you want.
For more robust date/time parsing, formatting, and manipulation, you should definitely check out Moment.js as mentioned by s3v3n in another answer.