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About the Course

How do Java programs deal with vast quantities of data? Many of the data structures and algorithms that work with introductory toy examples break when applications process real, large data sets. Efficiency is critical, but how do we achieve it, and how do we even measure it? This is an intermediate Java course. We recommend this course to learners who have previous experience in software development or a background in computer science, and in particular, we recommend that you have taken the first course in this specialization (which also requires some previous experience with Java). In this course, you will use and analyze data structures that are used in industry-level applications, such as linked lists, trees, and hashtables. You will explain how these data structures make programs more efficient and flexible. You will apply asymptotic Big-O analysis to describe the performance of algorithms and evaluate which strategy to use for efficient data retrieval, addition of new data, deletion of elements, and/or memory usage. The program you will build throughout this course allows its user to manage, manipulate and reason about large sets of textual data. This is an intermediate Java course, and we will build on your prior knowledge. This course is designed around the same video series as in our first course in this specialization, including explanations of core content, learner videos, student and engineer testimonials, and support videos -- to better allow you to choose your own path through the course!...

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Oct 13, 2017

Great into to Java, instructors have clearly put thought in to the format with the choose your own learning style videos, and additional coverage where it may be needed. These have been very helpful.


Dec 19, 2015

The course curriculum is well designed and teaches students the basic data structures needed to be a successful software engineer. The project is good, and the weekly assignments are challenging.

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By Fedor

Mar 21, 2016

very good lecture format :)

By Zoran H

Feb 05, 2016

It is raising the standard.


Jul 07, 2020

Really Enjoyed this Course

By Terrill K

Feb 18, 2016

Excellent specialization

By Henrique S C

Dec 07, 2015

Fun and very interesting

By Mert G

Jun 04, 2020

Very Challenging course

By Lianqiang M

Apr 04, 2016

This is a great course.

By Felix C

Jan 06, 2020

Well designed course!!

By Chessie R

Jul 05, 2017

Learnt a lot from it.

By Avishek

May 30, 2017

Outstanding course...

By Syed I

Jun 12, 2020

Best course ever had

By Morozov K J

Aug 05, 2019

Thx for this course!

By fernando s

Nov 22, 2016

best than first part

By Die J

Mar 23, 2016

Very perfect course.

By Kishwar K

Feb 06, 2016

Perfectly designed..

By Canis L

Apr 08, 2020

very usefull course

By Jyotman S

Dec 20, 2015

Really good course.


Jul 24, 2017

Cource is too good

By Ansh P

Jun 07, 2017

Excellent course:)

By abhinav

Dec 13, 2016

Exceptional so far


Jun 21, 2020

Great experience!

By tara

Mar 26, 2019

Very good Course!

By Jianmo N

Feb 03, 2016

Clear & Explicit!

By Jeffrey L

Jan 05, 2016

Excellent course!

By Kamlakar P

Nov 13, 2015

Excellent course!