Book description
Hone your skills by learning classic data structures and algorithms in JavaScript
About This Book
 Understand common data structures and the associated algorithms, as well as the context in which they are used.
 Master existing JavaScript data structures such as array, set and map and learn how to implement new ones such as stacks, linked lists, trees and graphs.
 All concepts are explained in an easy way, followed by examples.
Who This Book Is For
If you are a student of Computer Science or are at the start of your technology career and want to explore JavaScript's optimum ability, this book is for you. You need a basic knowledge of JavaScript and programming logic to start having fun with algorithms.
What You Will Learn
 Declare, initialize, add, and remove items from arrays, stacks, and queues
 Get the knack of using algorithms such as DFS (Depthfirst Search) and BFS (BreadthFirst Search) for the most complex data structures
 Harness the power of creating linked lists, doubly linked lists, and circular linked lists
 Store unique elements with hash tables, dictionaries, and sets
 Use binary trees and binary search trees
 Sort data structures using a range of algorithms such as bubble sort, insertion sort, and quick sort
In Detail
This book begins by covering basics of the JavaScript language and introducing ECMAScript 7, before gradually moving on to the current implementations of ECMAScript 6. You will gain an indepth knowledge of how hash tables and set data structure functions, as well as how trees and hash maps can be used to search files in a HD or represent a database. This book is an accessible route deeper into JavaScript. Graphs being one of the most complex data structures you'll encounter, we'll also give you a better understanding of why and how graphs are largely used in GPS navigation systems in social networks.
Toward the end of the book, you'll discover how all the theories presented by this book can be applied in realworld solutions while working on your own computer networks and Facebook searches.
Style and approach
This book gets straight to the point, providing you with examples of how a data structure or algorithm can be used and giving you realworld applications of the algorithm in JavaScript. With realworld use cases associated with each data structure, the book explains which data structure should be used to achieve the desired results in the real world.
Publisher resources
Table of contents

Learning JavaScript Data Structures and Algorithms  Second Edition
 Learning JavaScript Data Structures and Algorithms  Second Edition
 Credits
 About the Author
 About the Reviewer
 www.PacktPub.com
 Preface

1. JavaScript—A Quick Overview
 JavaScript data structure and algorithms
 Setting up the environment
 JavaScript basics
 Control structures
 Functions
 Objectoriented programming in Javascript
 Debugging and tools
 Introducing ECMAScript
 ECMAScript 6 functionalities
 ECMAScript 7 functionalities
 Summary

2. Arrays
 Why should we use arrays?
 Creating and initializing arrays
 Adding elements
 Removing elements
 Adding and removing elements from a specific position
 Twodimensional and multidimensional arrays
 References for JavaScript array methods
 The TypedArray class
 Summary
 3. Stacks
 4. Queues
 5. Linked Lists
 6. Sets
 7. Dictionaries and Hashes
 8. Trees
 9. Graphs
 10. Sorting and Searching Algorithms
 11. Patterns of Algorithm
 12. Algorithm Complexity
Product information
 Title: Learning JavaScript Data Structures and Algorithms  Second Edition
 Author(s):
 Release date: June 2016
 Publisher(s): Packt Publishing
 ISBN: 9781785285493
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