public interface Decoder
Provides the highest level of abstraction for Decoders. This is the sister
Encoder. All Decoders implement this common generic
Allows a user to pass a generic Object to any Decoder implementation in the codec package.
One of the two interfaces at the center of the codec package.
Object decode(Object object) throws DecoderException
ClassCastExceptionoccurs this decode method will throw a DecoderException.
object- an object to "decode"
DecoderException- a decoder exception can be thrown for any number of reasons. Some good candidates are that the parameter passed to this method is null, a param cannot be cast to the appropriate type for a specific encoder.
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