#### Overview of this book

Data structures and algorithms are more than just theoretical concepts. They help you become familiar with computational methods for solving problems and writing logical code. Equipped with this knowledge, you can write efficient programs that run faster and use less memory. Hands-On Data Structures and Algorithms with Kotlin book starts with the basics of algorithms and data structures, helping you get to grips with the fundamentals and measure complexity. You'll then move on to exploring the basics of functional programming while getting used to thinking recursively. Packed with plenty of examples along the way, this book will help you grasp each concept easily. In addition to this, you'll get a clear understanding of how the data structures in Kotlin's collection framework work internally. By the end of this book, you will be able to apply the theory of data structures and algorithms to work out real-world problems.
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Section 1: Getting Started with Data Structures
A Walk Through - Data Structures and Algorithms
Arrays - First Step to Grouping Data
Section 2: Efficient Grouping of Data with Various Data Structures
Understanding Stacks and Queues
Maps - Working with Key-Value Pairs
Section 3: Algorithms and Efficiency
Deep-Dive into Searching Algorithms
Understanding Sorting Algorithms
Section 4: Modern and Advanced Data Structures
Collections and Data Operations in Kotlin
Introduction to Functional Programming
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# Preface

Data structures and algorithms are more than just theoretical concepts. Learning about them helps you to understand computational complexity, solve problems, and write efficient code. The concepts demonstrate how to design particular algorithms with real-world implementations.

We will learn about important data structures such as lists, arrays, queues, and stacks, designing some algorithms with real-life implementations, identifying appropriate tools for specific scenarios, and delivering immediate results. Kotlin's data structures and algorithms help you to write code that runs faster.

This book can be used as an end-to-end guide to solve complex problems in your daily development scenarios and will take you through techniques and real-world examples for creating apps in your regular production environment.