Re: Java serialization over network

Nilshan <>
Wed, 22 Apr 2009 23:01:38 -0700 (PDT)
On Apr 2, 6:49 am, elbaid <> wrote:

Just want to know if there's a tutorial or an how-to for serializing
object, put it in a stream over network, and deserialize it on the
other point. I understand the principles of serialization, I/O,
streams, sockets and so on, just want an example (client sending object
to a server) to start with.

Thank you.


1. Example class to be serialized.

public class RuleInfo implements Serializable

    private String data="";

    public RuleInfo() {

    public String getData() {
        return data;

    public void setData(String data) { = data;


2. User servlet to serialize...

 protected void processRequest(HttpServletRequest request,
HttpServletResponse response)
            throws ServletException, IOException {

        try {
            RuleInfo info = new RuleInfo();

            RuleInfo info1 = new RuleInfo();

            List<RuleInfo> list = new ArrayList<RuleInfo>();

            ObjectOutputStream out1 = new ObjectOutputStream

            System.out.println("This is done");

        } finally {

3. Get Serialized Object at another place using ..

public void test() throws ClassNotFoundException

        String urlString = "http://localhost:8084/WebApplication1/

            InputStream stream = null;
            URL url = new URL(urlString);

            HttpURLConnection httpURLConnection = (HttpURLConnection)

             * If Response Code is 200 [OK] then get InputStream of
             * Compiled binary Package remotely and store in local
             * system.

            int httpResponseCode = httpURLConnection.getResponseCode

            if (httpResponseCode == 200)
                stream = httpURLConnection.getInputStream();

                ObjectInputStream st = new ObjectInputStream(stream);
                List<RuleInfo> list = (List<RuleInfo>)st.readObject();

                System.out.println("List "+list +"and size "+list.size

                for(RuleInfo info : list){
                 System.out.println("Info "+info.getData());

        catch (IOException e)



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