Consistent serialization helpers for multiple backends

2.0.0 2021-07-24 16:50 UTC

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Last update: 2021-11-24 17:43:30 UTC


A collection of PHP serialization helpers with a consistent interface for each.

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Available Classes

  • Json (using the native json_* functions)
  • Yaml (using the Symfony Yaml component)
  • Php (using the native serialize/unserialize functions)


All serialization classes implement the interface duncan3dc\Serial\SerialInterface


Convert array data to string format

use duncan3dc\Serial\Json;
$data = BusinessLogic::getDataAsArray();
$json = Json::encode($data);

Convert string formatted data to an array

use duncan3dc\Serial\Yaml;
$yaml = Api::getYamlResponse($request);
$response = Yaml::decode($yaml);

Convient methods to serialize and store data on disk

use duncan3dc\Serial\Json;
$filename = "/tmp/file.json";
$data = BusinessLogic::getDataAsArray();
Json::encodeToFile($filename, $data);

Retrieve previously stored data from disk

use duncan3dc\Serial\Json;
$filename = "/tmp/file.json";
$data = Json::decodeFromFile($filename);


The decode() and decodeFromFile() methods return a custom ArrayObject.

If you need a plain array you can get one like so:

$array = Json::decode($jsonString)->asArray();

There are also helper methods to convert to any of the available serialization formats.

$data = Json::decode($jsonString);
$yaml = $data->asYaml();
$json = $data->asJson();
$php = $data->asPhp();