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.
Very well structured and presented course! Very useful material with good relevant examples! Thank you, Prof. Sarkar for this Distributed Programming in Java course!
By Andrew G•
I will start with the teacher. The teacher is clearly very knowledgeable about the subject and is great at articulating things in a way that is understandable. I do think that some of the lectures about different paradigms focused too much on a specific application, as opposed to more general concepts about the paradigm, but overall this was not a big detractor at all.
The min projects were a bit too mini for my taste. I didn't feel that I learned any one thing as much as hoped. For instance, Spark seems really cool, but I only ended up writing a single function for the project. Perhaps this my fault for having the incorrect expectations.
Overall, a good quick intro to the various aspects to distributed programming in Java, with a relatively small time commitment.
By Benjamin G J•
Solidly worth the money!
The lectures and references are perfect, and the perspective is super helpful. The exercises still need work, but they still provide a good foundation for learning this material.
For the maintainers, a good model for compound assignments of graduated difficulty is the sbt-moderated grading for the scala sequence. I think you did a very good job within the (maybe self-imposed?) constraint of single file upload, but this is the only major area allowing any improvement in this excellent course!
By Daniel B•
Useful course overall, but a bit too short and too basic in covering a number of concepts. The MPI homework was needlessly painful due to inability to run under Windows other than by repeatedly submitting to the autograder as well as annoying undocumented "feature" of MPI_Isend in combination with MPI_Waitall that cost me 2 days.
By Satchit N•
The concepts taught were clear and precise which helped me with an ongoing project. It would have been really better if the mini-projects were a bit more complicated.
By prabhakar k•
thanks to coursera platform,to learn new way to solving distributed problem in java
By Marcos N F•
Excellent course and instructor. It is a nice introduction to several subjects.
By Saifuddin M•
The course was well laid out and introduced me to some new concepts.
By Jimmy C C•
Great lectures. I really learned a lot about distributed computing.
By thiago a d m•
First two courses are better. This one is quick and a little vague
By Dima B•
I would expect more indepth details about topics
By sugashini.T (•
nice experience. i have learned a lot programs.
By Susmit S•
The instructor was not clear with his approach
By Samuele M•
Course does not go too deep in arguments, but gives a quite basic knowledge about distributed data structures and algorithms.
By MIAO K•
Programming assignment is some what easy, I think it my be better to require student to finished the complete code.
By Ramavtar M•
The basicness of this course is simply unexpectable. It makes you "Jack of all trades, master of none".
By Atsuya K•
Covers topics not in the EPFL's distributed computing course. Assignments are trivial.
By RAVI P•
Good course for over view of all the concepts related to Distributed Programming.
By Ankit M•
Good course. I think MPI and Actors could use a lot more lectures and exercise.
By Mehul P•
Please provide a detailed explanation to give some background knowledge.
By Luiz F d S G•
The content itself is good, but the grading system is awful. They require you to optmize an algorithm, but do not provide enough resources on the grader, therefore you have to keep repeting the same submission for hours until finally you have the resources available on the server. The quizes also have some nonsense questions.
By Yatin G•
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 Keesun B•
Very poor rating system for mini project 4. Why don't you fix the problem?