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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 dictionary is a collection of unique key and value pairs. A dictionary is a broadly useful data structure for storing a set of data items. It has a key, and each key has a solitary item associated with it. When given a key, the dictionary will restore the item associated with that key. These keys can be of any type: strings, integers, or objects. Where we need to sort a list, an element value can be retrieved utilizing its key. Add, remove, modify, and lookup operations are allowed in this collection. A dictionary is similar to other data structures, such as hash, map, and HashMap. The key/value store is used in distributed caching and in memory databases. Arrays differ from dictionaries in how the data is accessed. A set has unique items, whereas a dictionary can have duplicate values.

Dictionary data structures are used in the following streams:

  • Phone directories...