Adventures with data structures and algorithms
- Why you should bother learning about them at all, especially if you think you won’t use them at work.
- Some fun examples of data structures/algos you’ve heard of (and probably some you haven’t) and how they’re put to work in software you use every day.
- Ways of learning them that I’ve found to be fun and effective.
I swear in the name of Knuth that there shall be no mention of big-o notation or sorting algorithms. Also, I will attempt a live demo of one of the algos using the SATR[$] transport protocol. It probably won’t work if you are good at the maths and feeling mischievous.
[$]: SATR – Shout Across The Room
Najaf Alii is a former developer who runs a small technical consultancy called Happy Bear Software.
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