Monday, October 10, 2016

My New Book: Java 9 Data Structures and Algorithms

About halfway this year I decided to write a book on datastructure and algorithms in Java 9 after being suggested to do so by Packt. Java is the most popular programming language in the enterprise systems and have been such way at least for the last ten years. There are many people in the industry coming from all disciplines of engineering and doing an extraordinary job in this industry. I am one of these people, being a software developer without a formal degree in computer science. We started programming by simply implementing systems. However, at some point of time, it is necessary to learn the basics of computer science to get an entry into the elite club. My book is for the people who already know Java and having been programming in this language, but want to learn about datastructure and algorithms.

An overview of the book Other than the knowledge of Java language, the book does not assume any knowledge of computer science. However, I am assuming a science or engineering background, and I am assuming the knowledge of high school algebra and calculus. The book however starts from the very basics of datastructure and algorithms, covering basic convcepts of asymptotic complexity and analysis of algorithms. From there, the book takes a step by step introduction to the concepts of datastructure and algorithms, from the simplest to the more complex ones slowly. Even if the book assumes no prior knowledge of algorithms, I tried to provide an in depth view into each topic. I have tried to grow a mathematical understanding of the subject.