Why learn about data structures and algorithms?

Algorithms and data structures constitute the fundamentals of programming.

Good understanding of algorithms and data structures is one of the most important requirements for a great number of work positions. You’ll have to solve many problems related to algorithms and data structures at coding interviews. Indeed, you can live without an understanding of algorithms and data structures, in general. However, you can do that until you face a real problem which requires to choose the right data structures and implement custom algorithms. If you haven’t ever faced such problems, believe me, this is just a matter of time. One day, you’ll face such a problem and if you don’t understand algorithms and data structures in depth, you’ll feel yourself ashamed and helpless. You’ll be stuck.

If you’re not good at algorithms and data structures, you’ll never pass a coding interview in a decent company. Almost all the companies prefer to hire those developers who have a good understanding of algorithms and data structures, remember that.  Do not delay the study of fundamental concepts.

Better hardware is not a solution for all the performance-related problems. Sometimes, you need to write software for very slow devices. And that very often depends on the budget of a customer, by the way, so you don’t have a control over it.

You’d better understand what’s going on under the hood at least one level in-depth. Indeed, if you don’t understand how List works, sometimes you’ll make sub-optimal or completely wrong decisions.

Why this course?

You may ask me “why should I take exactly your course?” And here is my answer:

  • This course is a comprehensive tutorial which covers a great number of topics
  • I tried to do my best to make this course not dry
  • This course concentrates not only at algorithms and data structures in general but it uncovers the internals of data structures and algorithms built-in .NET BCL (.NET Core’s BCL is the same regarding fundamental data structures and algorithms)
  • This course is practical with exercises and solutions
  • This course will definitely help you to pass technical interviews
  • This course is made by a professional software developer with more than 10 years of real-world experience
  • and many other reasons 🙂

What’s in the Course?

For now, the course covers:

  • Introduction to Algorithms and Data Structures: what is a data structure, abstract data type and what’s the difference between these notions. What is an algorithm and why they are important to us?
  • Introduction to Algorithm Analysis:  determine how long will a program work, build a log-log plot, approximations, order of growth (Big-O notation), memory consumption
  • Arrays: arrays in C#, arrays in memory, time complexity of operations on arrays
  • Sort Algorithms: bubble sort, selection sort, insertion sort, recursion, shell sort, merge sort, quick sort, stability of sort algorithms
  • Lists: List built-in .NET BCL, nodes, linked list including singly and doubly linked lists, linked list built-in .NET
  • Stacks: theory and practice; stack based on array, stack based on a linked list, stack built-in .NET
  • Queues: theory and practice; queue based on array, circular queue, queue based on linked list, queue built-in .NET BCL
  • Search Algorithms: linear search, binary search (more will be added soon)
  • Immutable Collections: immutability and memory pressure, immutable stacks and queues, immutable list, immutable sets, immutable dictionaries, builders in immutable collections
  • Other big sections upcoming soon including: Trees, Heaps, Hashtables

You, as a reader of my blog, are eligible for taking this course just for 9.99$ via the following link: https://bit.ly/2Ubm6B5

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