This practical book aims to help you get to grips with data structures and algorithms in a clear, concise, and engaging way.  Author Allen Downey emphasizes practical knowledge and skills over theory and shows how to use data structures to implement efficient algorithms, and then analyze and measure their performance. The book explores the important classes in the Java collections framework (JCF), how they're implemented, and how they're expected to perform.

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Author: Allen B. Downey
Publisher: O'Reilly
Date: July 2017
Pages: 155
ISBN: 978-1491972397
Print: 1491972394
Kindle: B073SJBWKD
Audience: Students and developers wanting to learn data structures
Level: Introductory
Category: JavaData Science

 

  • Use data structures such as lists and maps, and understand how they work
  • Build an application that reads Wikipedia pages, parses the contents, and navigates the resulting data tree
  • Analyze code to predict how fast it will run and how much memory it will require
  • Write classes that implement the Map interface, using a hash table and binary search tree
  • Build a simple web search engine with a crawler, an indexer that stores web page contents, and a retriever that returns user query results.

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Publisher: Addison Wesley
Pages: 792
ISBN:978-0134076430
Print: 0134076435
Kindle:B00YF0ORKU
Audience: Students expecting an academic approach 
Rating: 4
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Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf
Date: January 6, 2015
Pages: 350
ISBN: 9781941222157
Print: 1941222153 
Kindle: B00RW8XFUK
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Rating: 4
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