FAQ: Serialization: Lesson - Deserializing an Object to a File

This community-built FAQ covers the “Deserializing an Object to a File” exercise from the lesson “Serialization: Lesson”.

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What I don’t like about this course (as opposed to Learn Java) is its tendency to be extremely picky about how you complete your task (even if a method is not specified). This code below perfectly accomplishes the goal, but is not accepted by Codecademy. By the way, I was told in Learn Java that you can’t compare non-primitive datatypes with ==, you need the .equals() method – but the “right” solution just uses ==

boolean isSameObject = toyota.equals(toyotaCopy);
    System.out.println(toyota.toString());
    System.out.println(toyotaCopy.toString());
    System.out.println(isSameObject);