Awesome course, I think anyone who wants to do web app stuff should try this. Although it would a little difficult to go through the autograder, but believe me, It's worth it. Dedication is the key.
The course was very instructive, all the details were explained two or three times in a single video and the course instructor was very charismatic and fun to listen to! Thanks for the course!
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The 3 chapters I read in book (Missing Link) were fabulous. Excited to read more. I picked up a bunch of very helpful points following Dr CSev. However, sometimes talking over my head and referenced "(stuff we learned earlier)." I had not taken other courses in specialization but it seemed like I was missing videos. I had to stop and do research to find out what he's talking about on numerous topics. (e.g. htmlentities, SQL, location of sample code, how placeholders avoid injection, etc). Often he talked too fast and glossed over points, didn't explain how to deploy code or what happens after success coding. "And off you go" doesn't help the newbie like me. I often didn't know how to use/implement the lesson. Even if it was mentioned earlier, the purpose/use should be repeated/demonstrated again when done. Also, a newbie could use hard-to-miss instructions on how to take the course, where/when to download resources, etc. I was bouncing around trying to figure out how the whole thing worked.
Probaby the best course on PHP web applications for begginers in the world of MOOCs; the teacher (Dr. Chuck) approaches the subject from a amazingly friendly point of view, introducing key concepts and building on previous courses on PHP and SQL; thus, I won't recommend it unless you haven't them, or at least have a basic foundation on SQL.
As for its shortcomings, the wording of the instructions for the assignments are often sloppy, so you have to spend some extra time to make sure you understand what you're supposed to do.
However, all in all this was an excellent first course for a would back-end developer like myself.
By Antonio S M•
Really good and clear lectures with fun and challenging assignments. This course is especially good if you followed the previous ones within the specialization.
The only thing I'm missing would be more advanced stuff or at least a follow up, more challenginig course (e.g. learning about different frameworks, security, more advanced PHP, a capstone project, etc.)
By Eugene B•
The course is highly useful, yet the assignment descriptions and Staff replies on forums need better wording and spelling. There were typos, misleading semantics, and grammatically incorrect statements which make material comprehension to feel more difficult.
By Nathan S•
Very interesting course and well explained. Assignments can be tough at times and can require you to look things up yourself rather than depending on the lectures alone. Be prepared to put some work in if you haven't done this before
By TATENDA Y G•
Not yet completed. Goodwill because of the instructor. Now [9 Sep 2018, 0259 +2GMT] just added another star to the course because of what I deem to be excellent lecturers
By Jalitha I D•
The course is good. There is a lot to learn for a beginner. But sometimes it was boring because all of the details were explained two or three times.
The Quality Of The Lectures was great. The Course Gave Information about proper techniques in sql manipulation and to prevent sql injections
By Aznan k•
It was a great course my only suggestion would be a better instructor support was necessary which was not available.
By Cyan C•
Everything is fine except peer review.... its really time consuming to wait for others to grade
By Enoch P•
Very introductory, but a great way to get started in SQL if you're already familiar with PHP.
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Not good for someone having no PHP background.
By Prabhu M•
Nice and excellent training
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Great Course for starters
By Tom V•
Very good course!