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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


A stack is a last in, first out structure in which items are added from the top. Stacks are used in parsers for solving maze algorithms. Push, pop, top, and get size are the typical operations that are allowed on stack data structures. Syntax parsing, backtracking, and compiling time memory management are some real-life scenarios where stacks can be used. An example of stack implementation is as follows (stack.go):

//main package has examples shown
// in Hands-On Data Structures and algorithms with Go book
package main
// importing fmt package
import (
//Element class
type Element struct {
elementValue int
// String method on Element class
func (element *Element) String() string {
return strconv.Itoa(element.elementValue)

The Element class has elementValue as an attribute. The String method returns the element's elementValue.

Stacks methods...