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Node.js v8.serialize() Method
  • Last Updated : 28 Jul, 2020

The v8.serialize() method is an inbuilt application programming interface of the v8 module which is used to serialize any type of data into a buffer using default serializer.

Syntax:

v8.serialize(value);

Parameters: This method one parameter as described below and mentioned above.

  • value: This is a required parameter, refers to any type of data to be serialized by default serializer

Return Value: This method returns a buffer containing serialized data of the passed value.

Below examples illustrate the use of v8.serialize() method in Node.js.



Example 1: Filename: index.js




// Accessing v8 module
const v8 = require('v8');
  
// Calling v8.serialize() 
console.log(v8.serialize("geeksforgeeks"));

Run index.js file using the following command:

node index.js

Output:

<Buffer ff 0d 22 0d 67 65 65 6b 73 66 6f 72 67 65 65 6b 73>

Example 2: Filename: index.js




// Accessing v8 module
const v8 = require('v8');
  
// Calling v8.serialize() 
serialized_data = v8.serialize("abcdefg");
console.log("\nSerialized data is ");
console.log(serialized_data);
  
serialized_data = v8.serialize(58375693);
console.log("\nSerialized data is ");
console.log(serialized_data);
  
serialized_data = v8.serialize(73847.0234);
console.log("\nSerialized data is ");
console.log(serialized_data);
  
serialized_data = v8.serialize('\n');
console.log("\nSerialized data is ");
console.log(serialized_data);

Run index.js file using the following command:

node index.js

Output:

Serialized data is
<Buffer ff 0d 22 07 61 62 63 64 65 66 67>

Serialized data is
<Buffer ff 0d 49 9a f8 d5 37>

Serialized data is
<Buffer ff 0d 4e ac ad d8 5f 70 07 f2 40>

Serialized data is
<Buffer ff 0d 22 01 0a>

Reference: https://nodejs.org/api/v8.html#v8_v8_serialize_value

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