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There are some classes that implements Serializable. What useful have the interface Serializable?
Thank you in advance.
Marcus Green
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Serializable is not covered in the Programmer exam

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William Brogden
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The interface Serializable indicates that you can write an object out to a file or byte stream. Java uses this to move objects around between systems, store objects in files and retrieve them later, etc. Take a look at the package - classes like ObjectInputStream and ObjectOutputStream. Pretty cool technology.
Desai Sandeep
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Hi, is a tag interface which suggests that the state of the object is saved.You use it in distributed computing like RMI, when you have to send information across machines.
Hope this helps,
SCJP2, OCSD(Oracle JDeveloper), OCED(Oracle Internet Platform)
I agree. Here's the link:
subject: Serializable