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While going through serialization ,I was reading that ..) How many methods Serializable has? If no method then what is the purpose of Serializable interface?..
What I think is that Serializable interface exists in java.io package and forms core of java serialization mechanism. It doesn't have any method and also called Marker Interface. When your class implements Serializable interface it becomes Serializable in Java and gives compiler an indication that use Java Serialization mechanism to serialize this object..! If there is any other reason than this then please advise me ..! and also please explain a little bit about marker interface,,,!