Hash Code - Problems
Hash code is the crucial thing in hash-based algorithms like those used in hash maps and all problems come from that simple fact. Its efficiency is as important as the efficiency of the hashing algorithm itself. Let’s talk about those problems and how to solve them. Why hash code can cause a problem? The main problems are: Implementation determines the collision probability. This is an important factor and people tend to forget or underestimate it.
Hash Code - Java's collections
Welcome back to Hash Code miniserie where you can read how the hash codes (non-cryptographic hashing algorithms) and hash collections work in different programming languages. This time let’s take a look under the hood of Java’s collections and Strings. How hash codes are generated for them? Let’s check it out. Arrays Arrays in Java do not provide its own hashCode() implementation - it uses Object default which can cause a lot of error as hash depends on reference (an instance), not on its value.
Hash Code - Introduction
Welcome to the first article of the Hash Code miniserie where you can read how the hash codes (non-cryptographic hashing algorithms) and hash collections work in different programming languages. Every software engineer uses hash collections like Python’s dictionary, Java’s hash map or C++’s unordered map. You get them to know pretty early in your learning path as they are key data structures to solve many problems effectively but are you sure that you know them well?