Data structures and algorithms are the fundamentals of software development. The study of data structures and algorithms involves a lot of thinking ability and exercise of the brain. From many big tech giants like Google, Amazon, Microsoft, etc to the new emerging startups like Zomato, Swiggy, etc, all have interview rounds based on data structures and algorithms. Since Data structures and Algorithms are so important, not just for the hiring processes but also for the development of Problem Solving Skills of a developer, it is very important to know about the best resources to study them. This discussion focuses on some of the best books on Data structures and Algorithms.
Here we have a list of some of the best books that you can use to study data structures and algorithms and go in-depth of the concepts and feel them yourself. The books are not arranged in any particular order (from best to lowest or vice versa). Think of it as 10 equal level good books, just for different needs.
However, this book is not that beginner-friendly. So, if you are a complete beginner to the world of data structures and algorithms, this book might not be the right one for you but it is a really good book for your future read. The book is highly recommended even in Colleges and Universities. This is surely one of the best books for Algorithms.
Recommendation: This book should be read after one has a good hold over basic data structures like Arrays, Strings, Linked Lists, Stacks, and Queues and when one has a fair idea (beginner level only) about algorithms.
The book: Data structures and Algorithms Made Easy, by Narsimha Karumanchi is a very famous book on Data structures and Algorithms. This book is a very beginner-friendly book. If anyone wants to learn data structures and Algorithms from the basic level to a decent level in the simplest way and language, this is the book for you. This book covers various beginner-level topics like introduction to Data structures and various data structures like Linked Lists, Stacks, and Queues along with some advanced and in-depth topics like Graph Algorithms, Dynamic Programming Algorithms, Greedy algorithms, and many more. The programs in this book are given in C Programming Language.
The Book: This book is one of the top recommendations for Java Programmers. It covers the basics of Data structures and algorithms in Java and goes up to a decent level. The book covers various topics like fundamentals and introduction to data structures and algorithms using Java to some advanced Graph Algorithms, String Matching Algorithms, Network Flow, Reductions, etc. It is one of the highest-rated books especially for Java programmers as there are limited high-quality books that provide in-depth knowledge of data structures and Algorithms and use Java for it.
Recommendation: The book is quite advanced in its level.It is recommended that beginners or intermediate programmers should not refer to this book as it contains a lot of mathematical aspect around and about the algorithms. The fact that this book is quite advanced can be stated by a simple example that there is only 1 chapter in which all the data structures have been covered. It is highly recommended based on the user interest. If someone wants to have a deep mathematical analysis of how the algorithms are designed, this book is for you. However, this book is not recommended if you are preparing for just a coding interview.
The Book: This is a book for studying Data Structures in Java. Yes, the name says Data structures and Algorithms but the book focuses primarily on Data Structures only. It covers a wide variety of topics from basic Arrays, Strings, and even topics like Java for C++ Programmers, to some advanced data structures like Graphs, Hash-Tables, Red-Black Trees, 2-3-4 Trees, etc.
Recommendation: This is a highly recommended book for beginners who are just starting with data structures and Algorithms after learning the Java Programming Language basics. The book will guide you through a lot of data structures and their implementation in Java along with how they are internally implemented in Java.
Note: This book will also contain a lot of codes for a graphical representation (GUI )of data structures using Applet Programming in Java. This applet programming is outdated and the readers must ignore all the programs and concepts related to it.
Recommendation: This is not a book to master data structures and algorithms, It focuses more on Python programming and data structures in Python to be precise. It can be used by beginners who are currently learning Python programming to build their foundation strong by already learning some of the basic data structures in Python apart from the Language.
The book: This is a book focused on Data Structures and even Algorithms to some extent in C++ programming Language. It starts off with the concepts of Standard Template Library (STL) in C++ and explains a lot of basic Data structures like Linked Lists, Stacks & Queues, Trees, etc along with some advanced Data structures like Multiway Tree (M-way Trees), Graphs, etc. The book also covers some basic data compression algorithms to some advanced String Matching Algorithms. 1e1e36bf2d