6 Algorithms Every Developer Should Know

1. Sorting Algorithm

What exactly is sorting?- It is the algorithm that arranges the order of the items in a list.

Important Sorting Algorithms-

- Bubble Sort - Merge Sort - Quicksort - Heap Sort

2. Searching Algorithm

What exactly is searching?- It is the algorithm that finds an element in a data set.

Important Sorting Algorithms-

- Binary Search - Breadth-First Search(BFS) - Depth-First Search(DFS)

3. Dynamic Programming

Dynamic Programming (DP) is an algorithmic technique for solving an optimization problem by breaking it down into simpler sub-problems and taking advantage of the fact that the optimal solution to the overall problem is dependent on the optimal solution to its sub-problems.

4. Recursion Algorithm

Recursion is a problem-solving technique in which the solution is dependent on solutions to smaller instances of the same problem. Computing factorials is a classic example of recursive programming.

5. Divide and Conquer

A divide-and-conquer algorithm recursively divides a problem into two or more sub-problems of the same or related type, until they are simple enough to be solved directly.

6. Hashing

Hashing is a technique or process that uses a hash function to map keys and values into a hash table. It is done to allow for quicker access to elements. The efficiency of mapping is determined by the hash function’s efficiency.