Book description
Master the most common algorithms and data structures, and learn how to implement them efficiently using the most uptodate features of Swift 3
About This Book
 Develop a deep understanding of the collections in the Swift Standard Library with this stepbystep guide
 Develop native Swift data structures and algorithms for use in mobile, desktop, and serverbased applications
 Learn about performance efficiency between different data structures and algorithms
Who This Book Is For
This book is for developers who want to learn how to implement and use common data structures and algorithms natively in Swift. Whether you are a selftaught developer without a formal technical background or you have a degree in Computer Science, this book will provide with the knowledge you need to develop advanced data structures and algorithms in Swift using the latest language features.
What You Will Learn
 Get to know about the basic data structures and how to use the Swift REPL
 Use the Swift Standard Library collections bridging to ObjectiveC collections, and find out about protocoloriented programming
 Find out about Swift generators and sequences, and see how to use them to implement advanced data structures such as Stack, StackList, Queue, and LinkedList
 Implement sorting algorithms such as Insertion Sort, Merge Sort, and Quick Sort and understand the performance tradeoffs between them
 See how to implement various binary trees, BTree, and Splay Trees
 Perform advanced searching methods using RedBlack trees, AVL trees, and Trie trees, and take a look at several substring search algorithms
 Get to know about the data structures used in graphs and how to implement graphs such as depthfirst search, breadthfirst search, directed graphs, spanning tree, and shortest path
 Explore algorithm efficiency and see how to measure it
In Detail
Apple's Swift language has expressive features that are familiar to those working with modern functional languages, but also provides backward support for ObjectiveC and Apple's legacy frameworks. These features are attracting many new developers to start creating applications for OS X and iOS using Swift.
Designing an application to scale while processing large amounts of data or provide fast and efficient searching can be complex, especially running on mobile devices with limited memory and bandwidth. Learning about best practices and knowing how to select the best data structure and algorithm in Swift is crucial to the success of your application and will help ensure your application is a success. That's what this book will teach you.
Starting at the beginning, this book will cover the basic data structures and Swift types, and introduce asymptotic analysis. You'll learn about the standard library collections and bridging between Swift and ObjectiveC collections. You will see how to implement advanced data structures, sort algorithms, work with trees, advanced searching methods, use graphs, and performance and algorithm efficiency. You'll also see how to choose the perfect algorithm for your problem.
Style and approach
This easytofollow yet comprehensive guide can either be read from beginning to end, or depending on your current knowledge level, you can jump to the specific chapter that interests you. Each chapter topic starts with an introduction to the topic and algorithm before moving on to the handson implementation and analysis.
Publisher resources
Table of contents

Swift Data Structure and Algorithms
 Swift Data Structure and Algorithms
 Credits
 About the Authors
 About the Reviewers
 www.PacktPub.com
 Preface
 1. Walking Across the Playground

2. Working with Commonly Used Data Structures
 Using the Swift standard library
 Implementing subscripting
 Understanding mutability and immutability
 Interoperability between Swift and ObjectiveC
 Swift protocoloriented programming
 Summary
 3. Standing on the Shoulders of Giants
 4. Sorting Algorithms
 5. Seeing the Forest through the Tree
 6. Advanced Searching Methods
 7. Graph Algorithms
 8. Performance and Algorithm Efficiency
 9. Choosing the Perfect Algorithm
Product information
 Title: Swift Data Structure and Algorithms
 Author(s):
 Release date: November 2016
 Publisher(s): Packt Publishing
 ISBN: 9781785884504
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