Learning about algorithms and data structures from a more humble POV
May 20, 2011 8:26 PM Subscribe
What can a common PHP/MySQL-based CMS package teach me about data structures and algorithms?
posted by circular to Computers & Internet (7 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I would like to start learning more about the "important bits" of data structures and algorithms.
I work with different content management systems all day. Sometimes I am up to my elbows in PHP.
What I'd like to do is start learning about the theory behind this type of code -- what sort of data structures, algorithms, and theories am I looking at -- rather than start with an abstract view that I keep getting from textbooks and online explanations.
Like, I look at a linked list, pointers, O(n log n), etc. in a textbook, and I feel like I'm coming unmoored from my current reality.
Thanks for any help!