External data representation and marshalling

External data representation

  • Integers have two different types — big-endian and little-endian
  • Floats — Different representation in different architectures
  • Characters — ASCII and Unicode

Marshalling

Unmarshalling

CORBA’s common data representation

CORBA CDR Example

Java’s object serialization

Java Object Serialization Example

XML (Extensible Markup Language)

XML Data Representation Example

Conclusion

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