A lot of students do not take data structures algorithms seriously in their college years because as per them, it seems like it’s not a technical skill and hence, inapplicable in the future course of their careers! Hence, many of you give up this early since, apparently, it seems too complicated!
Well, the actual reality is – It’s not! And even if it seems so, it’s totally worth it!
Data Structure is a way of collecting and organizing data in such a way that we can perform operations on these data in an effective way. Data Structures is about rendering data elements in terms of some relationship, for better organization and storage. Data structures and algorithms play a key role in the implementation from designing a software to hiring in an organization. Significant data structures like Hash Tables, Trees, Tries, Graphs alongside algorithms leads a candidate further in solving problems efficiently and if you appear for any job interview the interviewer would be interested in knowing your application of Date Structures and Algorithms to solve a particular problem.
These are the things you must check off to make sure your DSA skills are on point:
1. Get the logic right.
2. Have a good grip on your preferred programming language
4. More Practice.
The key essential required towards gaining a good solid hold over the programming language and for that, you need to sharpen your logic. While you do that, ensure that you get your basic technical skills right! A practical approach to learning is a must and it’s only half knowledge without it’s practical implementation. DSA involves solving data based on practical approach and logical execution.
A data structure is a named location that can be used to store and organize data. And, an algorithm is a collection of steps to solve a particular problem. Learning data structures and algorithms allow us to write efficient and optimized computer programs. It involves understanding complex procedure that have multiple processes at the same time and keeping that in mind, you need to devise a simple method of practicing repeatedly!
Practice makes a man perfect
This was perhaps said for a coder who was trying to excel at DSA. Practice is exactly what you need to be persistent with. The ideal way to go about it is: 1. Make a Schedule 2. Follow it 3. Look back and fix the loopholes 4. Reschedule Simple! Now that you know how to go about it, are you set on it already?