Created by:   University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • Indranil Gupta

    Taught by:    Indranil Gupta, Associate Professor

    Department of Computer Science
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Course 1 of 6 in the Cloud Computing Specialization.
LevelBeginner
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Rated 4.4 out of 5 of 250 ratings

Great lectures of distributed algorithms

Very good aproach, theoretic and professionaly. A great work of teacher! :D

Very good course !

Overall I really enjoyed this course, and I think I learned a lot, so thank you!

However I think there were some things that could be improved.

Firstly the quality of the code provided for the programming assignment was very low. It contains a lot of things that are far from modern c++ best-practices (e.g. using raw arrays instead of std::vector, mixing malloc and new, using new where there is no reason to use it, using raw pointers when references would be fine, missing consts, macros, ...). There were also some relatively minor bugs: the first log message doesn't print with the correct prefix, and the grading script as provided doesn't run (IIRC it was because the #! isn't on the first line). Since this course could be some people's first introduction to C++ I feel that it's important to set a good example, and to keep the code simple and safe.

Secondly the symbols used for things were often inconsistent between slides, which was occasionally confusing but should be easy to fix.

Despite these issues I still think this is a great course, it just could be a little bit better.