A Star (A*) Algorithm with Caching – Java Implementation

Route calculation is computationally an expensive operation. There are several ways how to reduce computational load on the backend. I’ll show you how I optimized my computational resources. There are times where a bunch of people is heading to the same event using the same or at least similar paths. Following this logic, it is ...

A Star (A*) Algorithm Implementation in Java

A* algorithm can be seen as an heuristic extension of Dijkstra’s. Whereas in the Dijkstra’s priority-queue ordering is based only on the distance from the start node to the current, A* algorithm additionally calculates the distance from the current node to the goal-node. Thus the ordering in the priority queue is different and the algorithm ...

Dijkstra’s Algorithm implementation in Java

The Breadth First Search (BFS) algorithm basically checks only if there is a path from node A to node B. It’ doesn’t necessarily find the shortest path between two graph nodes. Here comes Dijkstra into the game. Dijkstra’s algorithm finds the shortest possible route between two graph nodes. The main difference between Dijkstra and BFS ...

Breadth First Search (BFS) in Java – Code

Long time ago, I had to implement BFS in Java as a part of exercise at the university. BFS, like Depth First Search (DFS), is a search algorithm for graphs and trees. They have uses in route planing(google-maps, navigation devices etc.) and in many other applications. You can read about some use cases and DFS vs. BFS ...

PHP MySql Radius Search WebService – Source

Sometimes you need your mysql radius-search backend fast! This is how I do it on the fly. For more infos regarding radius search check this link. Enjoy the source and have fun…

Anonymous Web Scraping with Python Selenium PhantomJS Xpath and TOR

Using pure selenium methods to extract data from metasearch websites is quite tricky and uses a lot of CPU resources. I have spent significant amount of time with selenium built-in methods with python and have a feeling that the development is quite tedious, time consuming and prone to bugs. Selenium’s WebElement objects are not flexible, ...

Searching neighbors in Graph Data Structure by matrix multiplication

Which vertices in graph can be reached in 1, 2 or N hops? This can basically be implemented in two ways. First, if the graph is implemented as adjacency matrix, by checking connections (ones in double array or a row) and iterating further. Second, if the graph structure is implemented as ArrayList, by checking lists of ...

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