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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

Concepts – Go memory management

In Go, programmers don't need to worry about coding a variable's value placement in memory and space allocation. Garbage collection in Go is overseen by the memory manager. The GOGC variable is used to set a value for the initial garbage collection target percentage. Garbage collection is activated when the proportion of freshly allotted data to the live data that remains after the previous garbage collection reaches the target percentage. The default value of the GOGC variable is 100. This setting can be turned off, which stops garbage collection. The current implementation of garbage collection in Go uses the mark-and-sweep algorithm.

Some of the best practices that you can follow to improve memory management are as follows:

  • Small objects can be combined into larger objects
  • Local variables that have escaped from their declaration...