Meeting 20: Message Serialization

Today we are going to see various techniques for serializing objects, converting them to/from byte streams. This is a common task in concurrent programming.


Exercise 20: QDataStream

GitHub Invitation URL: exercise20


  1. Clone the assignment for today after accepting the GitHub invitation at the link above. The repository contains three files:
  1. Build and run the applications (write_file first). Verify read_file works.

  2. Modify the programs so they create a QList of QStrings and reads/writes from/to a file.

  3. Recompile your applications and verify they can exchange the objects through the file.

  4. Now, use git to commit the source files changed to the local repository.

  5. Finally, use git push to synchronize the repository with that on GitHub.

You have completed the Exercise.