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A Common-Sense Guide to Data Structures and Algorithms by Jay Wengrow

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Parting Thoughts

You’ve learned a lot in this journey. Most importantly, you’ve learned that the analysis of data structures and algorithms can dramatically affect your code—in speed, memory, and even elegance.

What you can take away from this book is a framework for making educated technology decisions. Now, computing contains many details, and while something like Big O Notation may suggest that one approach is better than another, other factors can also come in to play. The way memory is organized within your hardware and the way that your computer language of choice implements things under the hood can also affect how efficient your code may be. Sometimes what you think is the most efficient choice may not be due to various external reasons. ...

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