Data structures 101: How to use stacks and queues in Java

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Mastering data structures is a non-negotiable skill for success as a developer. Efficient data structures help execute effective programs. Today, many programming roles require great knowledge of data structures. They are also a fundamental part of coding interviews. By The Educative Team.

In programming, a stack is an abstract, linear data type with a predefined capacity (or boundary). It follows a particular order for adding or removing elements. Linear data structures organize their components in a straight line, so if we add or remove an element, they will grow or shrink respectively.

In the article authors will cover:

  • What is a Stack?
  • What is a Queue?
  • Pros and Cons of Stack and Queues
  • Essential operations
  • How to implement a Stack in Java
  • How to implement a Queue in Java
  • What to learn next & interview questions

Authors hope you now have a good foundation of how stacks and queues data structures work. There’s so much more to learn to master queues and stacks in Java. Nice one!

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