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1,751 reviews

About the Course

This course covers the essential information that every serious programmer needs to know about algorithms and data structures, with emphasis on applications and scientific performance analysis of Java implementations. Part I covers elementary data structures, sorting, and searching algorithms. Part II focuses on graph- and string-processing algorithms. All the features of this course are available for free. It does not offer a certificate upon completion....

Top reviews

RM
May 31, 2017

This is a great class. I learned / re-learned a ton. The assignments were challenge and left a definite feel of accomplishment. The programming environment and automated grading system were excellent.

RP
Jun 10, 2017

Incredible learning experience. Every programmer in industry should take this course if only to dispel the idea that with the advent of cloud computing exponential algorithms can still ruin your day!

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By v m

Jun 2, 2020

very good

By meng l

Nov 14, 2019

goold...

By pranitha e

Jun 4, 2020

nothing

By ARETTI L S

Oct 15, 2020

good!!

By SURYAKANT C

Dec 7, 2020

great

By Shubham k

Nov 2, 2020

good

By Ram s

Aug 9, 2020

nice

By siddani s k

Jun 5, 2020

good

By SIVARAM S 1

May 21, 2020

Good

By Nicklaos G

Nov 7, 2017

nice

By Prog J

Jul 23, 2017

cool

By 郑宇

Feb 13, 2017

nice

By 郑明君

Jun 30, 2017

还好了

By anusha m

Jun 6, 2020

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By Trevor C

Mar 22, 2021

Good curriculum, but poor presentation.

These are the building blocks for physics engines and data structures, and most people won't have to implement this directly, but it's helpful to understand applications and limitations. Nearly all coding interviews will ask about these concepts as well, so this material has lots of value in finding a job. The explanations are detailed, and the visualizations for the various data-types are fairly good.

That said, there is room for improvement. After the first couple of assignments, I switched to auditing this course, because of all the issues.

- The content was not migrated very well, resulting in many/most exercises having disclaimers that they haven't been migrated yet, and others having links to resources that will need a few extra step to work. I think the materials might just be out of sync with the assignment descriptions, but they certainly didn't go smoothly for me.

- Practice problems have hints, but no answers. It's useful to think through, but you either know the answer, or you don't. You're probably better off just working through problems on codeforces.

- Long lecture format was from a traditional classroom. This works alright, but feels a bit bloated in comparison to other Coursera courses I've taken. The checkpoints are trivial, and added after production, so they didn't add much either.

By LEE Y M

Oct 1, 2019

As someone who works full time, this course assigns too much work for per week. In addition, instructions for assignments are not clear enough and the link between assignments and lecture content is often not pointed out clearly.

By Priyanshu K

Mar 22, 2021

they must take assignments are compatible to other language also but not only java

because it is not a language course it is a dsa course

By Carlos P

Sep 25, 2020

The topics are discussed in kind of a too broad and generic way. Some lectures are great others are a bit dry.

By Deleted A

Jun 29, 2018

its okay-ish...the teacher should use a blackboard..its a better way to teach.

By Tanmay s

Jun 29, 2019

nice and very useful to understand the programming

By bhk

Jul 15, 2017

Not very helpful for competitive programming

By Adnan k

May 28, 2020

certificate is not there..

By ilpan

Jun 10, 2018

字幕不好,理解起来有点费力

By KALDARI S

May 6, 2020

nothing

By Siddamshetti A

Jun 5, 2020

no