Serialization and Deserialization

As per Wikipedia, serialization (or serialisation) is the process of translating data structures or object state into a format that can be stored (for example, in a file or memory buffer) or transmitted (for example, across a network connection link) and reconstructed later (possibly in a different computer environment).When the resulting series of bits is reread according to the serialization format, it can be used to create a semantically identical clone of the original object.