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From George Harley <george.c.har...@googlemail.com>
Subject Re: How to deal with this kind of serialization compatibility issue?
Date Tue, 07 Mar 2006 14:46:49 GMT
Thanks Chris, your experience on this matter is very welcome. Even if it 
does make me feel a little depressed ;-)

Best regards,
George


Chris Gray wrote:
> Hi George,
>
>   
>> I wonder what lessons other class library development teams have learned
>> in this area ?
>>     
>
> I guess that our experience from Wonka can be summed up as "serialization is a 
> PITA". Most of the time the problem can be solved, you just never know where 
> the next one will pop up. We advise our cutomers against using serialization 
> as a way to exchange data between VMs - use XML, use Hessian, use anything 
> except serialization. That goes for RMI too. I guess it's easier for us to 
> take this line in an embedded environment than in the context of, say, J2EE.
>
> Good luck,
>
> Chris 
>
>   


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