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Chapter 12: Serializing Objects


In this chapter, we will see how you can transfer objects to and from a stream. By the end of this chapter you will have learned:

  • What serialization is and how you make a class serializable.

  • How to write objects to a file.

  • What transient fields in a class are.

  • How to write basic types of data to an object file.

  • How to implement the Serializable interface.

  • How to read objects from a file.

  • How to implement serialization for classes containing objects that are not serializable by default.

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