I created this book to get you started with algorithms. Introduction to Algorithms and Data Structures in Swift 4 will help you understand the importance of algorithms. Soon, you’ll be able to solve problems more efficiently.
Computer algorithms have been developed and refined over the last couple of decades. The study of algorithms and data structures is fundamental to any programmer who plans to develop software systems that are scalable and performant.
Once we got past the basic “Hello World” beginner applications, we begin to realize that complex apps require a different approach. Our software that used to work nicely during our tests becomes incredibly slow and crashes frequently in real-world situations. The reason is that we haven’t prepared our app for real-life usage: while it ran without issues with small datasets during our tests, it fails when reality kicks in. Algorithms are indispensable to building software that is capable of managing large amounts of data or to solve complex problems efficiently.
I explain each concept using easy-to-understand examples. You’ll not only learn how to implement more efficient code, but you’ll also learn Swift, Apple’s popular programming language. Beyond iOS and Mac development, Swift is going to become THE programming language for Web-development and systems programming.
This book is a long-time investment.