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C# Data Structures and Algorithms - Second Edition

By : Marcin Jamro
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C# Data Structures and Algorithms - Second Edition

By: Marcin Jamro

Overview of this book

Building your own applications is exciting but challenging, especially when tackling complex problems tied to advanced data structures and algorithms. This endeavor demands profound knowledge of the programming language as well as data structures and algorithms – precisely what this book offers to C# developers. Starting with an introduction to algorithms, this book gradually immerses you in the world of arrays, lists, stacks, queues, dictionaries, and sets. Real-world examples, enriched with code snippets and illustrations, provide a practical understanding of these concepts. You’ll also learn how to sort arrays using various algorithms, setting a solid foundation for your programming expertise. As you progress through the book, you’ll venture into more complex data structures – trees and graphs – and discover algorithms for tasks such as determining the shortest path in a graph before advancing to see various algorithms in action, such as solving Sudoku. By the end of the book, you’ll have learned how to use the C# language to build algorithmic components that are not only easy to understand and debug but also seamlessly applicable in various applications, spanning web and mobile platforms.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)

Summary

This chapter was dedicated to lists, which are among the most common data structures that are used while developing various kinds of applications. However, this topic is not very easy because there are various variants of lists, including simple, sorted, and linked ones. Even this structure can be further divided as you saw while reading this chapter.

First, you learned about simple lists, which can be implemented as an array list or as a generic list. One of the most important differences between them is that the array list is not strongly typed, while the generic list is. You learned about various properties and methods available for these data structures, together with extension methods. Such information was supported by code snippets.

Next, you learned about sorted lists, which ensures a proper order of elements available in the collection. It is a bit of a different data structure but can be useful in various development scenarios. You learned how to use it while...