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Sams Teach Yourself Java™ 2 Platform in 21 Days Professional Reference Edition by Rogers Cadenhead, Laura Lemay

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Chapter 26. Data Structures

Few programs can be developed without using data structures, which are responsible for storing and maintaining information used by a program. Whether you develop your own data structures from scratch or rely on those developed and tested by others, you will undoubtedly need to use data structures at some point in your Java programming.

Today's lesson takes a look at data structures as they relate to Java. It covers the following topics:

  • Data structure basics

  • The standard Java data structures

  • Building your own data structures

By the end of today's lesson, you'll have a good idea of which data structures are readily available in the standard Java packages, along with some data structures you can implement yourself without ...

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