# GeetCode Hub

Given a string `s`, find the length of the longest substring without repeating characters.

Example 1:

```Input: s = "abcabcbb"
Output: 3
Explanation: The answer is "abc", with the length of 3.
```

Example 2:

```Input: s = "bbbbb"
Output: 1
Explanation: The answer is "b", with the length of 1.
```

Example 3:

```Input: s = "pwwkew"
Output: 3
Explanation: The answer is "wke", with the length of 3.
Notice that the answer must be a substring, "pwke" is a subsequence and not a substring.
```

Example 4:

```Input: s = ""
Output: 0
```

Constraints:

• `0 <= s.length <= 5 * 104`
• `s` consists of English letters, digits, symbols and spaces.

public int lengthOfLongestSubstring(String s) { int i=0; int j=0; int max = 0; HashSet<Character> set = new HashSet<Character>(); while(j<s.length() && i<s.length()){ char sc = s.charAt(i); char ec = s.charAt(j); if(set.contains(ec)){ set.remove(sc); i++; } else{ set.add(ec); max = Math.max(max, set.size()); j++; } } return max; }

The basic idea of solving this problem is to keep track of all the characters we have already visited and maintain a window size in which each character appeared only once. So throughout the traversal whenever the window size is maximum, that will give us the result.

Time Complexity: O(n)  // For traversing all the items in the array.

Space Complexity: O(n) // for keeping track of already visited items in the window, in the worst case all items will be present in the HashSet.