Serialization is the process of converting data into an optimized format for storage, transmission, and sharing.

Web developers transform data objects, such as variables, arrays, and structures, into unique sequences of easily transferable characters. Developers can save these sequences to files, store them in databases, or send them across networks.

Serialization pairs with deserialization — the reverse process of reassembling serialized data back into its original form. Developers create serialized and deserialized objects for programming languages, like Java, to read and process natively. Data serialization enhances transferability and improves interoperability, providing a standardized method to convert complex data structures into universally comprehensible and usable formats.

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