Chapter 4. Implementing Domain Objects

In this chapter, you will learn how to implement classes from your domain model in order to make them work well with Coherence. While for the most part you can design and implement your objects the way you normally do, the fact that they will be stored within a distributed cache does impose some additional requirements and restrictions.

For one, your objects have to be serializable in order to be moved across the process and machine boundaries. The easiest way to accomplish this is by implementing the java.io.Serializable interface, but there are several alternative serialization mechanisms you can use with Coherence that perform better and result in a significantly smaller binary representation of your data. ...

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