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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
4
Section 2: Basic Data Structures and Algorithms using Go
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Section 3: Advanced Data Structures and Algorithms using Go

To get the most out of this book

The knowledge we assume is basic programming in a language and mathematical skills related to topics including matrices, set operations, and statistical concepts. The reader should have the ability to write pseudo code based on a flowchart or a specified algorithm. Writing functional code, testing, following guidelines, and building a complex project in the Go language are the prerequisites that we assume in terms of reader skills.

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Conventions used

There are a number of text conventions used throughout this book.

CodeInText: Indicates code words in text, database table names, folder names, filenames, file extensions, pathnames, dummy URLs, user input, and Twitter handles. Here is an example: "Let's take a look at the len function in the next section."

A block of code is set as follows:

//main package has examples shown
// in Hands-On Data Structures and algorithms with Go book
package main

// importing fmt package
import (
"fmt"
)
// main method
func main() {
fmt.Println("Hello World")
}

Any command-line input or output is written as follows:

go build
./hello_world

Bold: Indicates a new term, an important word, or words that you see on screen.

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