Pages: 515 Published: June 2020 ISBN: 9781680507225 Edition: 1
A Common-Sense Guide to Data Structures and Algorithms, Second Edition
Level Up Your Core Programming Skills
by Jay Wengrow
If you thought that data structures and algorithms were all just theory,
you’re missing out on what they can do for your code. Learn to use Big O
Notation to make your code run faster by orders of magnitude. Choose
from data structures such as hash tables, trees, and graphs to increase
your code’s efficiency exponentially. With simple language and clear
diagrams, this book makes this complex topic accessible, no matter your
background. This new edition features practice exercises in every
chapter, and new chapters on topics such as dynamic programming and
heaps and tries. Get the hands-on info you need to master data
structures and algorithms for your day-to-day work.
Algorithms and data structures are much more than abstract concepts.
Mastering them enables you to write code that runs faster and more
efficiently, which is particularly important for today’s web and mobile
apps. Take a practical approach to data structures and algorithms, with
techniques and real-world scenarios that you can use in your daily
and revised second edition features new chapters on recursion, dynamic
programming, and using Big O in your daily work.
Use Big O notation to measure and articulate the efficiency of your
code, and modify your algorithm to make it faster. Find out how your
choice of arrays, linked lists, and hash tables can dramatically affect
the code you write. Use recursion to solve tricky problems and create
algorithms that run exponentially faster than the alternatives. Dig into
advanced data structures such as binary trees and graphs to help scale
specialized applications such as social networks and mapping software.
You’ll even encounter a single keyword that can give your code a turbo
boost. Practice your new skills with exercises in every chapter, along
with detailed solutions.
Use these techniques today to make your code faster and more scalable.
Jay Wengrow is an experienced educator and software engineer. He is
the founder of Actualize, an award-winning US coding bootcamp, training
individuals from all backgrounds and helping them launch new careers in
software development. He is passionate about making software development
accessible, and creates curriculum and training programs that break down
seemingly-complex topics into simpler, easier parts.