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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)
Free Chapter
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Section 1: Introduction to Data Structures and Algorithms and the Go Language
4
Section 2: Basic Data Structures and Algorithms using Go
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Section 3: Advanced Data Structures and Algorithms using Go

Space allocation

Each function has stack frames associated with individual memory space. Functions have access to the memory inside the frame, and a frame pointer points to the memory's location. Transition between frames occurs when the function is invoked. Data is transferred by value from one frame to another during the transition.

Stack frame creation and memory allocation is demonstrated in the following code. The addOne function takes num and increments it by one. The function prints the value and address of num:

///main package has examples shown
// in Go Data Structures and algorithms book
package main

// importing fmt package
import (
"fmt"
)

// increment method
func addOne(num int) {
num++
fmt.Println("added to num", num, "Address of num", &num)
}

The main method initializes the variable number as 17. The number value and address...