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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)

To get the most out of this book

The book is aimed at programmers with various experience. However, beginners will also find some interesting content. Nevertheless, at least a basic knowledge of C#, such as object-oriented programming, will be an added advantage.

You need to have the Visual Studio IDE installed, in the version supporting .NET 8.0. You can download Visual Studio 2022 Community for free from https://visualstudio.microsoft.com/free-developer-offers/. The detailed step-by-step instructions on how to install it can be found at https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/visualstudio/install/install-visual-studio?view=vs-2022. Please keep in mind that the .NET desktop development option should be chosen in the Workloads tab while configuring the installation.

If you are using the digital version of this book, we advise you to type the code yourself or access the code from the book’s GitHub repository (a link is available in the next section). Doing so will help you avoid any potential errors related to the copying and pasting of code.