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But as you soon learn, you can’t just store objects and arrays as they are; instead, you need to serialize them. Serialization is the process of translating an object into a string representation of that object. Once an object is serialized, the string representation of that object can then be stored in a more permanent storage facility or transmitted to another computer.
Serialization translates only the structure and pertinent information of an object—that is, only the properties are present in ...