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Computer Algorithms and Data Structures on JetBrains Academy

Almost everything in programming has to do with data: collecting, storing, transforming, validating, analyzing, and so on. A developer needs to know how to perform these operations efficiently. Let’s say you’re building a dictionary app. If the app takes a long time to find a word, and can’t store hundreds or thousands of different words, your customers won’t be satisfied with it.

To help you get familiar with the most commonly used algorithms and learn the fundamentals of working with data, we’ve introduced a new track – Intro to Computer Algorithms and Data Structures!

Algorithms and Data Structures

What you’ll learn

This project-free track will introduce you to the basics of algorithms and data structures. You’ll learn to organize data efficiently, increase the performance of your code, identify bottlenecks, and deal with them effectively. In particular, you will:

✅ Discover what algorithms and data structures are and how you can represent them.
✅ Get familiar with principles and techniques for designing algorithms.
✅ Explore various types of data structures.
✅ Solve sorting, searching, and shortest path problems.
✅ Handle and manipulate strings.
✅ Compare the efficiency of different algorithms.

This track provides you with a personalized study plan containing 65 educational topics. Each of the topics provides you with the necessary theory, which you’ll be able to apply immediately to make sure you really understand it.

The track doesn’t require the knowledge of any specific programming language and will be helpful for beginners as well as more experienced learners. You may want to check out the first topic in your study plan for an explanation of what algorithms in “real life” are, and the differences between them and programs!

Benefits for your career

Algorithms and data structures is the core subject of IT. Regardless of the programming language you are learning, the skills in these areas will add an edge to your career. The questions about algorithms and data structures are also frequently asked during technical interviews no matter if you are applying for a job as a Software Developer, QA Engineer, or Data Analyst.

We hope you’ll enjoy studying with us! If you have any questions or would like to share your feedback, feel free to leave a comment below or contact us at academy@jetbrains.com.

Enjoy learning!
Your JetBrains Academy team