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.
Dec 12, 2015
By Ahmed A G A•
Oct 30, 2016
By Ajay K•
Feb 06, 2016
By Daniel J D•
Apr 07, 2016
The course does an OK (but not great) job at teaching Data Structures. And it does an OK (but not great) job at teaching Algorithm Performance/Optimization.
The lectures and starter code could use some better integration.
The assignments could be improved. They give you a bunch of code and ask you to complete it. This is kinda the way things work when you inherit a bunch of code, but its not how it works if you have to write it from scratch.
This course has been taught many times, and the forums contained old posts, and they didn't seem as useful as in other courses I've taken.
My main objective for this course was to continue learning Java, and it helped me do that, so I gave it 3 Stars.
By Orlando C•
Mar 30, 2018
I started the specialization without any kind of programming experience. Although I find the content very relevant, I believe the assignments can be overwhelming sometimes for someone with as little programming background as myself. Recommendation is to, instead of having the students build everything at the end of the weeks, divide the homework in 3 or more pieces and as the lessons progress, program just a bit of code.
Sep 09, 2016
its very basic stuff , and uses not optimal solutions to coding challenges , which might be okay for basics , for example the spelling check/suggestion project algorithm is probably exponential in time complexity .
By Kerstin K•
Jul 23, 2017
Still the first weeks only repetitions from the predecessor specialization. But better assignments than the first course and not only repetition.
By elwood f•
Jun 27, 2018
good materials, learnt a lot but human interaction is a desert think this course is too old maybe
By Unnar T B•
Dec 05, 2015
Not difficult course but teaches you much about Java
By Rachmat F•
Feb 11, 2016
good course, but... paid, I can't submit the task
By Barath K•
Nov 24, 2019