Sep 1, 2017
Great course. With minimal effort you can learn about important concepts and see immediate results regarding the actual speedup you can achieve using concurrent programming.
Feb 8, 2020
Excellent way to refresh what I learned some years ago in Operator System. Also I won a small hands-on experience using locks, isolation and high level concurrency in Java.
By Nanditha K R•
Sep 14, 2020
The concepts are explained well. Quizzes and mini project could be better. Somehow the assignments and quizzes were not to standard. Mostly fixing one line changes. Autograder of assignment can be improved.
By Phindulo M•
May 7, 2020
The auto grader is very inconsistent which ruined my experience of the course.
Enjoyed the lectures and they were very informative.
By Ottavio V•
Jul 17, 2019
Too much time spent always submitting the same solutions because the autograder doesn't work!
By Ignat S•
Oct 1, 2019
autograder is buggy
By Jakob U•
Mar 15, 2021
Same criticism applies that I already had for the Parallel course:
The presentation is annoying, due to the use of a pen on a glass board.
The worst part is the use of the PCDP library, which is to be imported statically (if you don't like Java's object focus, then why don't you choose another programming language instead? I'm anyway not convinced that Java has particularly good support for concurrency, compared with C# or C++, so that really doesn't make sense to me...). Professor Sarkar invents some abstract notation and suggests his own library to make you write code that, through the static import, looks just like your theoretical notation. Okay, but that's not what programming is about, that's like teaching machine learning by showing you how to use sklearn, rather than covering the underlying algorithms (except that the concepts presented in this course are much more trivial than machine learning algorithms... and the course doesn't even have depth, don't expect e.g. that it tells you what the difference between a Hoare and a Mesa monitor is!). Maybe it would make sense if you teach how the library implements these things, but the way this course is delivered it really amounts to a horrible presentation of some theoretical ideas with some toy exercises, and you can almost delete the "in Java" part.
By Alexander B•
Oct 28, 2021
Why is homework so different from videos? Why does teacher give so little information? He must give more information not only wiki links... High level of teacher but very low level of teaching. I do not recommend
By Govardhan M•
Dec 5, 2020
The coding assignments are lot different than what's explained in the videos. Had difficult time to figure them out.