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1. Serialization of Method object in Java is possible?

I'm getting this error when I try to serialize a Method object. java.lang.reflect.Method
Any Idea?

2. In java how do I serialize a class that is not marked Serializable?

There is a specific class in a third party library that I want to serialize. How would I go about doing this? I'm assuming I will have to write ...

3. Is it possible in java to create 'blank' instance of class without no-arg constructor using reflection?

I have a class which has not default constructor. And I need a way to get 'blank' instance of this class. 'blank' means that after instantiation all class fields should has ...

4. Java Serializing Methods

It is possible to serialize a method? Because when I look at the documentation the Method class does not implements Serializable. So are there any alternatives?

5. Java serialization of transient fields

I am reading Thinking in Java 4th Edition. There described a strange workaround for serialization of transient fields:


public class SerializationTest implements Serializable {
    private String firstData;

6. Serializing protocol buffers to XML?

The protocol buffers Java tutorial states:

One key feature provided by protocol message classes is reflection. [...] One very useful way to use reflection is for converting protocol ...

7. Why can't Constructors objects be serialized in Java?

I have a class that implements Serializable, it's part of a bigger mesh of objects, it contains a Constructor field, but when it's the Constructors turn to be serialized ...

8. Does Java have a method to inspect object type?

In Javascript, if you want to inspect some object in chrome, console.log(object) will printout variables, and methods about the object. Ruby also has object.inspect which returns basic information about the object. What code ...

9. Casting objects via reflection in Java

I am writing a deserializer method, which looks like so:

public <T> T deserialize(Object[] result, String[] fields, Class<T> type);
So basically I will be passed in a result array of data which is ...