Lesson 17 - Working with custom files in Java - Saving and loading ZIPs
In the previous lesson, Working with custom files in Java - Zip archive, we introduced the possibilities of zip archives and started a project with an employee input form. In today's Java tutorial, we're going to learn how to work with ZIP folders in Java and save and load custom file types.
Employee Encoder and Decoder
Before we start working with ZIP files, we need to have something to be saved
first. Therefore, we'll create two classes that will take care of saving and
loading employees into XML. I named the class for writing
EmployeeXMLEncoder and the one for reading
EmployeeXMLDecoder. Since we already know XML in Java,
I'll just show codes of both classes right away. We'll describe only the most
The content of the employee saving class is as follows:
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In this tutorial, we'll save a file with a custom *.emp extension and load it afterwards. We'll learn how to work with ZIP folders in Java.
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