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SerializationUtils.java

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package org.apache.uima.internal.util;

import java.io.ByteArrayInputStream;
import java.io.ByteArrayOutputStream;
import java.io.IOException;
import java.io.ObjectInputStream;
import java.io.ObjectOutputStream;
import java.io.Serializable;

/**
 * Utilities for serializing and deserializing objects.
 * 
 * 
 */
00034 public abstract class SerializationUtils {

  /**
   * Serializes an object to a byte array.
   * 
   * @param aObject
   *          object to serialize
   * 
   * @return <code>aObject</code> encoded as a byte array. If <code>aObject</code> is
   *         <code>null</code>, <code>null</code> is returned.
   * 
   * @throws IOException
   *           if an I/O error occurs
   */
00048   public static byte[] serialize(Serializable aObject) throws IOException {
    if (aObject == null) {
      return null;
    }

    ByteArrayOutputStream byteStream = new ByteArrayOutputStream();
    ObjectOutputStream objStream = null;
    try {
      objStream = new ObjectOutputStream(byteStream);
      objStream.writeObject(aObject);
      objStream.flush();
      return byteStream.toByteArray();
    } finally {
      if (objStream != null)
        objStream.close();
    }
  }

  /**
   * Deserializes an object from a byte array.
   * 
   * @param aBytes
   *          byte array to read from
   * 
   * @return The <code>Object</code> deserialized from <code>aBytes</code>. If
   *         <code>aBytes</code> is <code>null</code>, <code>null</code> is returned.
   * 
   * @throws IOException
   *           if an I/O error occurs
   * @throws ClassNotFoundException
   *           if a required class could not be found
   */
00080   public static Object deserialize(byte[] aBytes) throws IOException, ClassNotFoundException {
    if (aBytes == null) {
      return null;
    }

    ByteArrayInputStream byteStream = new ByteArrayInputStream(aBytes);
    ObjectInputStream objStream = null;
    try {
      objStream = new ObjectInputStream(byteStream);
      return objStream.readObject();
    } finally {
      if (objStream != null)
        objStream.close();
    }
  }
}

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