This is a little project that myself and Luca have been working on in our spare (spare) time in the last month or so. The book is no where near complete but we wanted to get it out there now and progress with it in view of the public eye rather than just sit on it and wait months until it was a lot more thorough.
As this is just a preview don’t expect it to be all finely polished, we know what we are lacking in terms of explanations. No chapter in the preview is the final version of that respective chapter. It’s also worth mentioning that this is not the final list of chapters.
Our intended target audience are those who know how to use their respective language of choice, other than that you should be OK to follow the book. We have intentionally tried to keep the book compact and to the point.
The book is language independent. We use a form of pseudocode for all algorithms as such these algorithms can be easily ported to most imperative languages like C++, C#, and Java.
Why is it free? Because we want it to be. At this present moment in time all suggestions etc have come from a small number of reviewers, for which we are incredibly grateful. But we felt the time was right to throw it out to the larger audience so we can get more feedback on what we have thus far.
Go check out the first preview of Data Structures and Algorithms: Annotated Reference with Examples now!!!
EDIT: if you could help spread the word we would be incredibly grateful