C++ Data Structures and Algorithm Design Principles

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  • Build applications using hash tables, dictionaries, and sets
  • Explore how modern hardware affects the actual run-time performance of programs
  • Apply common algorithms such as heapsort and merge sort for string data types
  • Use C++ template metaprogramming to write code libraries
  • Implement a URL shortening service using a bloom filter
  • Use appropriate modern C++ idioms such as std:: array instead of C-style arrays

C++ is a mature multi-paradigm programming language that enables you to write high-level code with a high degree of control over the hardware. Today, significant parts of software infrastructure, including databases, browsers, multimedia frameworks, and GUI toolkits, are written in C++.

This book starts by introducing C++ data structures and how to store data using linked lists, arrays, stacks, and queues. In later chapters, the book explains the basic algorithm design paradigms, such as the greedy approach and the divide-and-conquer approach, which are used to solve a large variety of computational problems. Finally, you will learn the advanced technique of dynamic programming to develop optimized implementations of several algorithms discussed in the book.

By the end of this book, you will have learned how to implement standard data structures and algorithms in efficient and scalable C++ 14 code.

  • Explore data structures such as arrays, stacks, and graphs with real-world examples
  • Study the trade-offs between algorithms and data structures and discover what works and what doesn't
  • Discover how techniques such as bloom filters and multi-way heaps boost real-world applications
Page Count 626
Course Length 18 hours 46 minutes
ISBN 9781838828844
Date Of Publication 31 Oct 2019


John Carey

A composer and pianist, John Carey's formal education is almost exclusively based within the musical realm. Having used computers and other forms of technology extensively in his artistic endeavors, he invested years of self-study in the subjects of programming and mathematics and now works professionally as a software engineer. He believes his unusual background provides him with a unique and relatively non-academic perspective on the topic of software development. He currently works for Hydratec Industries, a company that primarily develops CAD software for fire sprinkler system designers that is used to perform hydraulic calculations on proposed designs so as to determine their efficacy and legality.

Shreyans Doshi

Shreyans Doshi graduated with a Bachelor of Technology degree in computer engineering from Nirma University, Ahmedabad. After graduation, he joined the finance industry to work on ultra-low latency trading systems using cutting-edge C++ applications. For the past three years, he has been designing trading infrastructure in C++.

Payas Rajan

Payas Rajan graduated with a Bachelor of Technology degree in computer science from NIT Allahabad. Later, he joined Samsung Research India, where he helped develop the multimedia framework for Tizen devices. Currently, he is working as a teaching and research assistant while pursuing a Ph.D. specializing in geospatial databases and route planning algorithms at the University of California Riverside. He has been creating applications using C++ for a decade.