Sep 17, 2017
Great course. The first programming assignment was challenging and well worth the time invested, I would recommend it for anyone that wants to learn parallel programming in Java.
Jan 24, 2018
Excellent course! Vivek is an excellent instructor as well. I appreciate having taken the opportunity to learn from him.
By Marcos N F•
Jul 13, 2019
Excellent course and instructor. It is a nice introduction to several subjects.
By Atsuya K•
Feb 06, 2018
Covers topics not in the EPFL's distributed computing course. Assignments are trivial.
By RAVI P•
Jul 02, 2018
Good course for over view of all the concepts related to Distributed Programming.
By Samuele M•
May 29, 2018
Course does not go too deep in arguments, but gives a quite basic knowledge about distributed data structures and algorithms.
By MIAO K•
Sep 17, 2017
Programming assignment is some what easy, I think it my be better to require student to finished the complete code.
By Ramavtar M•
Jun 26, 2019
The basicness of this course is simply unexpectable. It makes you "Jack of all trades, master of none".
By Keesun B•
Mar 10, 2018
Very poor rating system for mini project 4. Why don't you fix the problem?
By Yatin G•
Sep 10, 2017
There are issues in the assignments created, and those are just due to negligence. The content is also not so challenging and teaching is average. Wont recommend the course at all
By Ernest S•
Oct 29, 2017
I would consider it as a overview of possible approaches, not a course. Assigments could be frustating because outcome is sometimes non-deterministic (I wasted few hours of my time because of this, it turned out that my solution was fine). Sometimes given examples are not following Java documentation in details. They could not work in corner cases. It should not be the case in the course made by professionals.
Compared to the other courses I took authors of this one did not put much effort in preparing good materials and exercises. Course can by challenging by means of standing the frustration the assigments could give you. And in my opinion not because it is hard to pass them and they are demanding. It is because they are not properly prepared.
I know that this topic can be hard. This specialization touches many important topics which are essential to making working systems.
I have mixed feeling about specializations. It mentions most of the important topics in non-sequential computer computing. But it does not give deep insight in many of them.