‘You are just a click away!’ This is the most common sentence you may often listen to. As we all know accuracy, speed, security are key factors for any application. These factors are well maintained by Algorithms. What are these algorithms? In simple terms, Algorithm is a set of steps in the procedure to follow to get desired output from a given input.
Algorithm should give the correct output and then we work on its efficiency. It is independent of the programming language. These are also helpful in studying the working of the application and in debugging.
Problems solved by algorithms:
Personal recommendations in our favorite application and finding the shortest distance between two places are also dependent on algorithms.
This way manufacturing and other commercial enterprises allocate scarce resources wisely using algorithms that are efficient in terms of time or space. Hardware design, GUI design, and network applications also heavily rely on algorithms.
A more efficient algorithm is implemented against a less efficient one. Having a solid base of algorithmic knowledge and technique is one characteristic that separates truly skilled programmers from novices. With modern computing technology, you can accomplish some tasks without knowing much about algorithms, but with a good background in algorithms, you can do much, much more.
By – Sravanitha Gatti