An Ultimate Guide to Algorithms and Data Structures

Who is this Article for ? -> If you are a working professional or a beginner and want to revise or learn the concepts of Data Structure and Algorithms

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Why you need this?

There are so many topics -> Array, Linked List, Stack, Queues, Searching, Sorting, Tree, Graph…. Why do we need to learn all of this? Will, I ever use these in my life?

A lot of us even a few experienced programmers tend to skip on these topics. The one reason is that they find it to be a bit complicated and of no use in practical situations.

Some examples of Data Structures in real life

  • The world-famous chess game will be using the Tree to store the possible moves
  • You want to go back to the old page you visited in the browser, there we make use of Stack
  • You have to store social network “feeds”. we make use of Hash table
  • To store the customer information in drive-in places we make use of Queue

There are lot many examples and these are just a few. You might have understood a little bit that why learning data structure and algorithm is important in real life

Data structures and algorithms play a major role in implementing software and in the cracking interviews as well.

What is Data Structure?

A data structure is a particular way of organizing data in a computer so that it can be used effectively. In computer science, a data structure is a data organization, management, and storage format that enables efficient access and modification. More precisely, a data structure is a collection of data values, the relationships among them, and the functions or operations that can be applied to the data.

How and where to start?

Ok, you got that, Data Structures and Algorithms are important and will always be a part of your life if you are into programming.

I have the topics aligned for you guys ->

Now let's look at Graphs and Trees

Now let's look at the Searching and Sorting Algorithms

Thank-you!

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This is a really fantastic article Akshat Sharma. It's exactly what I needed.

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Lots of content!

Great blog Akshat Sharma.