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Byte Sized Episode 5: Birth of the B-tree

vaidehijoshi profile image Vaidehi Joshi ・1 min read

Today's episode of Byte Sized is about the B-tree. In computer science, a B-tree is a self-balancing tree data structure that maintains sorted data and allows searches, sequential access, insertions, and deletions in logarithmic time.

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Vaidehi Joshi


Writing words, writing code. Sometimes doing both at once. Señiorita engineer at Forem.

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That intro gets me every time!


It's so typical for programmers to try and make the B stand for so many things instead of just picking something


...Naming things is hard


and LOL