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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
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Section 2: Basic Data Structures and Algorithms using Go
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Section 3: Advanced Data Structures and Algorithms using Go

Data Structures and Algorithms

A data structure is the organization of data to reduce the storage space used and to reduce the difficulty while performing different tasks. Data structures are used to handle and work with large amounts of data in various fields, such as database management and internet indexing services.

In this chapter, we will focus on the definition of abstract datatypes, classifying data structures into linear, nonlinear, homogeneous, heterogeneous, and dynamic types. Abstract datatypes, such as Container, List, Set, Map, Graph, Stack, and Queue, are presented in this chapter. We will also cover the performance analysis of data structures, choosing the right data structures, and structural design patterns.

The reader can start writing basic algorithms using the right data structures in Go. Given a problem, choosing the data structure and different algorithms...