Can we customize the Serialization process?

Can we customize the Serialization process?

Yes, the serialization process can be customized. When an object is serialized, objectOutputStream.writeObject (to save this object) is invoked and when an object is read, ObjectInputStream.readObject () is invoked. What most people do not know is that Java Virtual Machine provides you with an option to define these methods as per your needs. Once this is done, these two methods will be invoked by the JVM instead of the application of the default serialization process. Classes that require special handling during the serialization and deserialization process must implement special methods with these exact signatures:

private void writeObject( out)

throws IOException

private void readObject( in)

throws IOException, ClassNotFoundException;

private void readObjectNoData()

throws ObjectStreamException;

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