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What is serialization ?
When is it used?
 
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Basically serialization is sending the object to a file to be saved and loaded.
It's used for just that purpose!! Comes in handy from time to time!!
 
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Using serialization also gives you the option to not save certain parts of your data also. For instance a serialized class might be something like "invoices" containing customer information and product information. You may not want to "file" or "save" a total because it could be recalculated on the fly. If you set this up as a "transient" variable, when the other data is written to a file, this one is skipped.
 
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