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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!...

Top reviews

DB

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.

SS

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 Joseph G

Feb 07, 2016

Was a good course for data structures and a good overview of Big O notation

By Xavier O

Dec 24, 2015

Additional Programming concepts, and solidifies programming skills in Java.

By Ian W

Jul 19, 2019

Great lectures and good assignments. Really useful subject matter as well.

By David K M

Mar 20, 2018

Excellent. Great examples, projects, explanations of challenging concepts

By Betty

May 13, 2017

This course is professional in many aspects. For me it was also inspiring.

By Hanxiao Y

Aug 18, 2017

This is an amazing course which I highly recommend for all java learners!

By Sonia R

Jun 10, 2017

Great course to start off with the Data Structures and their performance.

By Pratibind J

Jan 29, 2018

Very good course for Java programmer for Dara structure and performance.

By Alejandro M Z

Feb 07, 2016

I learned useful thinks about the Data structures like lists, and trees.

By Joshua D P

Dec 23, 2015

What l learn is how cool is data structure and how useful in real world.

By Sudharaka P

Feb 17, 2016

Great course. I learnt a lot about data structures and Java in general.

By Aman S T

Jul 21, 2019

The lectures are really good. And content provided was really helpful.

By Mehul R

Feb 29, 2016

Loved it .

Best MOOC specialization i have attended.

Thanks a lot!!!

By Ziwei L

Apr 18, 2016

clear logic and you could get to know data structure in a fast pace

By Priyanka G

Nov 14, 2018

Very useful in growing your knowledge as a software professional.

By Avijit S

Sep 30, 2018

Very good explanation of major and commonly used data structures.

By Yubo T

Jun 18, 2017

detailed and condense lecture, lots of hands on practical project

By Nidhi V

Sep 24, 2017

Good material and systematic in teaching concepts. Great course!

By Roberto R

Apr 08, 2017

I love the course, good explanation of basics in Java.... NEEDED

By Abhishek N

Jun 11, 2016

A very good course. Sets a very strong base in data structures.

By André L d O D

Oct 31, 2015

Interesting approach of core and support tracks! Great content.

By Melburne

Sep 16, 2018

The best course to learn fundamental data structures in java!!

By Ya B

Jul 01, 2018

Great course! Thanks so much for putting this course together.

By 李紹弘

Jul 26, 2017

This course helps a lot for my concept of Java Data Structure.

By md t a

Nov 23, 2016

Content is well organised and explanation is really very good