# Blog update …

It’s been a while since I posted here. I needed some time off and now I am back with more ideas for the blog and am rearing to go. I plan to start this new set of blog posts that focus on some advanced topics in computer science. This will include posts on data structures and algorithms. I do plan to be structured and regular and of course hope that these posts are helpful to folks around. Here’s a sneak peak into what’s up next on this website ! ๐

## Why algorithms ?

Now, if you are thinking why will I ever need to learn algorithms, here’s probably a good reason. If you program for a living (like I do), then knowing about algorithms is the tool you need to equip yourself with. Algorithms by definition are a precise set of instructions that outline a process for a computer to work on, to solve a given computational problem. You can always come up with some Brute force way to solve a given problem. However, understanding the impact of your algorithm on the computer’s interaction with system memory and processing time taken to solve a problem, most definitely helps you realize an optimal solution, that would best utilize the resources available. If you are yearning to be an “efficient” programmer and not merely a programmer, then algorithms is your way to go ! ๐

## Are there online courses?

I also plan to review a few of the courses that I have completed. Course review shall be posted on first Monday of the month. May be that will motivate you to take up some course that month ๐

## Up next on this blog

Data Structures

• Binary trees
• Arrays
• Stacks
• Queues
• Hashmap
• Heaps
• Tries
• AVL and Red Black trees
• Graphs

Algorithms

• Sorting
• Divide and Conquer
• Greedy
• Dynamic Programming and more.

If you want some other topics included here, please write to me at decodergirlblog@gmail.com or comment below. Here’s a structured way I plan to publish :

1. Saturdays : Data structures
2. Sundays : Algorithms
3. First Monday of a month : Course or Book review ** and Other Mondays : If possible a bonus blog or tidbits ! ๐

Starting this September ! Join in ๐
Happy weekend, guys!! ๐

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