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encoding / decoding vs serialization / deserialization vs marshalling / unmarshalling vs parsing

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Clément Sauvage
Clément Sauvage
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Basically all these terms are interchangeable:

  • encoding == serialization == marshalling: the process of converting data into a format required for information processing.
  • decoding == deserialization == unmarshalling == parsing: the process of converting data from a given format (usually continent for storage/transmission) to it’s original format.