More from MIT: Red-Black Trees are Cool

I mentioned a while back that I had found the lecture videos and notes for MIT's Introduction to algorithms course on Peter Krumins' blog. I'm still watching them, and they keep getting better.

I don't have anything particularly sophisticated to say about them other than being really impressed by Red-Black trees.

I've found the lectures have not only taught me a lot of things my formal education has lacked regarding algorithms, but it has helped change the way I view problems and enhanced my analytical skills, even without the problem sets, recitation, and "quizzes". You can probably see that by my over-analysis of a simple JS algorithm in my last post.

If you are interested in programming and you didn't learn this stuff at Uni, (or even if you did) I'd highly recommend the lectures once again