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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

Garbage collection

Garbage collection is a type of programmed memory management in which memory, currently occupied by objects that will never be used again, is gathered. John McCarthy was the first person to come up with garbage collection for managing Lisp memory management. This technique specifies which objects need to be de-allocated, and then discharges the memory. The strategies that are utilized for garbage collection are stack allocation and region interference. Sockets, relational database handles, user window objects, and file resources are not overseen by garbage collectors.

Garbage collection algorithms help reduce dangling pointer defects, double-free defects, and memory leaks. These algorithms are computing-intensive and cause decreased or uneven performance. According to Apple, one of the reasons for iOS not having garbage collection is that garbage collection...