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Gets an array of bytes corresponding to the given object

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 * Allow to get the bytes of an object or to recreate an object from bytes.<br>
 * It also used a custom reader when recreating object as it uses the context
 * classloader in order to have an object with the right classloader.
 * @author Florent Benoit
public final class Serialization {
     * Gets an array of bytes corresponding to the given object.
     * @param object the object to serialize
     * @return an array of bytes.
     * @throws IOException if the object can't be turned into an array of bytes.
    public static byte[] storeObject(final Serializable object) throws IOException {
        ByteArrayOutputStream baos = new ByteArrayOutputStream();
        ObjectOutputStream oos  =  null;
        try {
            oos = new ObjectOutputStream(baos);
            return baos.toByteArray();
        } finally {
            if (oos != null)  {
            if (baos != null) {


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