The linked list data structure is used to store sequential data using nodes. A node contains a value and the memory address of the next node. Memory for a new node is allocated dynamically i.e. nodes are stored in the next available memory location. Unlike arrays where contiguous blocks of memory are allocated during declaration. The first element in a linked list is marked by its head pointer. Here is an implementation of Linked List in Go...

November 17, 2023 · 10 min · Avnish

## Finding the Longest Consecutive Sequence in an Array

Problem Statement We have to implement the longestConsecutive function that takes an integer array as input and returns the length of the longest sequence of consecutive integers. For example, in array [4, 2, 7, 8, 1, 5, 6, 0] we have two sequences of consecutive integers: [0, 1, 2] and [4, 5, 6, 7, 8]. The longest sequence ([4, 5, 6, 7, 8]) has length 5. Brute Force Solution It would be easier to find consecutive sequences if the input array is sorted....

November 9, 2023 · 5 min · Avnish

## Encoding and Decoding Functions for Strings

Problem Statement We have to implement an encode function that takes a list of string values as input and returns a single encoded string that could be transmitted over a network. On the other side of the network, the decode function will take the encoded string as input and return the original list of string values as output. A delimiter could be used to differentiate between words. For example, ["Hello", "World"] could be encoded with comma delimiter (,) to "Hello,World"....

November 6, 2023 · 6 min · Avnish

## Checking the Validity of a Sudoku Grid

Problem Statement We have to implement an isValidSudoku function that takes a 9x9 matrix (representing a Sudoku grid) as input and returns true if the grid is valid and false otherwise. Sudoku Grid A Sudoku grid is valid if Every row contains digits from 1 to 9 without repetition. Rows in a Sudoku Grid Every column contains digits from 1 to 9 without repetition. Columns in a Sudoku Grid...

November 2, 2023 · 10 min · Avnish

## Building a Product Array without the Element Itself

Problem Statement We have to implement a productExceptSelf function that takes an integer array nums as input and returns another array answer as output. The element answer[i] will be the product of all elements in inputArray except inputArray[i]. The implementation should not contain a division (/) operation because the answer array could also be created by iterating over all elements in inputArray and dividing them from the product of the complete array....

October 28, 2023 · 5 min · Avnish