Dealing with 'time'.

I'm working on an application where I want to give an object on creation, a time attribute so that i can later compare it's time of creation with the current time.

What's a good way to do this?

The Calendar class? though, getTimeInMillis() and setTimeInMillis()methods are protected so do I need a class of my own to extend Calendar before I can use these methods?
RedRichardAsked:
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CEHJCommented:
long createdAt = System.getTimeMillis();

should do
CEHJCommented:
Sorry, that's

long createdAt = System.currentTimeMillis() ;

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RedRichardAuthor Commented:
Thanks, had a feeling there would be a quick way.
CEHJCommented:
:-)
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