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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
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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

Ordered lists

Lists in Go can be sorted in two ways:

  • Ordered list: By creating a group of methods for the slice data type and calling sort
  • Unordered list: The other way is to invoke sort.Slice with a custom less function

The only difference between an ordered list and an unordered list is that, in an ordered list, the order in which the items are displayed is mandatory.

An ordered list in HTML starts with an <ol> tag. Each item in the list is written in <li> tags. Here's an example:

<ol>
<li>Stones</li>
<li>Branches</li>
<li>Smoke</li>
</ol>

An example of an ordered list using Golang is shown in the following code snippet. The Employee class has Name, ID, SSN, and Age properties:

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

// importing fmt and sort package...