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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

Getting Started with Go for Data Structures and Algorithms

The Go programming language has been rapidly adopted by developers for building web applications. With its impressive performance and ease of development, Go enjoys the support of a wide variety of open source frameworks for building scalable and highly performant web services and apps. The migration to Golang has taken place mainly because of its fast, lightweight, and inbuilt concurrency features. This brings with it the need to learn data structures and algorithms with this growing language.

In data structures, a collection of elements of a single type is called an array. Slices are similar to arrays except that they have unusual properties. Slice operations such as enlarging a slice using append and copy methods, assigning parts of a slice, appending a slice, and appending a part of a slice are presented with code...