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Learn Data Structures and Algorithms with Golang

By : Bhagvan Kommadi
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Learn Data Structures and Algorithms with Golang

By: Bhagvan Kommadi

Overview of this book

Golang is one of the fastest growing programming languages in the software industry. Its speed, simplicity, and reliability make it the perfect choice for building robust applications. This brings the need to have a solid foundation in data structures and algorithms with Go so as to build scalable applications. Complete with hands-on tutorials, this book will guide you in using the best data structures and algorithms for problem solving. The book begins with an introduction to Go data structures and algorithms. You'll learn how to store data using linked lists, arrays, stacks, and queues. Moving ahead, you'll discover how to implement sorting and searching algorithms, followed by binary search trees. This book will also help you improve the performance of your applications by stringing data types and implementing hash structures in algorithm design. Finally, you'll be able to apply traditional data structures to solve real-world problems. By the end of the book, you'll have become adept at implementing classic data structures and algorithms in Go, propelling you to become a confident Go programmer.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
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Section 1: Introduction to Data Structures and Algorithms and the Go Language
Section 2: Basic Data Structures and Algorithms using Go
Section 3: Advanced Data Structures and Algorithms using Go


Sorting algorithms arrange the elements in a collection in ascending or descending order. Lexicographical order can be applied to a collection of characters and strings. The efficiency of these algorithms is in the performance of sorting the input data into a sorted collection. The best sorting algorithm time complexity is O(n log n). Sorting algorithms are classified by the following criteria:

  • Computational complexity
  • Memory usage
  • Stability
  • Type of sorting: serial/parallel
  • Adaptability
  • Method of sorting

In the following sections, we'll look at the different sorting algorithms, that is, bubble, selection, insertion, shell, merge, and quick.


The bubble sort algorithm is a sorting algorithm that compares...