Programming Tips - How can I get the current time in milliseconds?

Date: 2016apr8 Language: Java Level: beginner Keywords: millisecond, nanosecond, nanoseconds, seconds, thousandths Q. How can I get the current time in milliseconds? A.
long now = System.currentTimeMillis();
This is the number of milliseconds since Jan 1, 1970. Handy for timing things.