Patent Number: 6,298,353

Title: Checking serialization compatibility between versions of java classes

Abstract: A process for determining the compatibility of two or more versions of asingle serialized class of objects residing on a data processing system isdisclosed. The process is completed in a series of steps. First, two ormore versions of the class are inputted into a process environment of thedata processing system. Following this, each version of the class isdivided into a serialized stream of elements. Finally, the stream ofelements of one version of the class are compared with the stream ofelements of another version of the class to find incompatible differencesbetween the versions.

Inventors: Apte; Ajay A. (Austin, TX)


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Expiration Date: 10/02/2013