Programming Foundations: Algorithms

Programming Foundations: Algorithms

Algorithms are the universal building blocks of programming. They power the software you use every day, whether it's a spreadsheet, a social network, or a driving assistant. Algorithms offer a way to think about programming challenges in plain English, before they are translated into a specific language like C# or JavaScript. In this course, author and developer Joe Marini explains some of the most popular and useful algorithms for searching and sorting information, working with techniques like recursion, and understanding common data structures. He also discusses the performance implications of different algorithms and how to evaluate the performance of a given algorithm. Each algorithm is shown in practice in Python, but the lessons can be applied to any programming language.

Topics include:

  • Measuring algorithm performance
  • Working with data structures such as arrays, stacks, and queues
  • Looping and recursion
  • Sorting data
  • Searching data
  • Filtering and value counting with hash tables


  • 英文名称:Programming Foundations: Algorithms
  • 时长:1小时45分
  • 字幕:英语


  1. Algorithms power the world
  2. What you should know
  3. What are algorithms?
  4. Common algorithms in programming
  5. Measuring algorithm performance
  6. Introduction to data structures
  7. Arrays
  8. Linked lists
  9. Linked lists walkthrough
  10. Stacks and queues
  11. Stacks and queues walkthrough
  12. Hash tables
  13. Understanding recursion
  14. Simple recursion example
  15. Power and factorial
  16. Overview of sorting
  17. The bubble sort
  18. The merge sort
  19. Implement the merge sort
  20. The quicksort
  21. Implement the quicksort
  22. Unordered list search
  23. Ordered list search
  24. Determine if a list is sorted
  25. Unique filtering with hash table
  26. Value counting with hash table
  27. Find max value recursively
  28. Next steps