Good and practical training approach to solve real worlds problems. Assignments and quizzes are quite challenging and interesting. Greatly motivates us towards programming and problem solving skills.
Actually, before I start this course I had not a good idea about OOP concept such as constructors, HashMap.now I have fair confidence about that. thank you duke university making such an arrangement.
By Md. Z M•
The concepts taught were very useful and interesting, but the only drawback I found with this course was the confusing nature of the Mini-Project.
By wen c•
videos are good and course is helpful. However, no staff working for forum, so if anyone has any problem, no staff is helping you.
By Prithvi K•
The assignments were straight forward with the algorithm laid out fully. could have been a little difficult
By Vu M L•
Still needs some reconfiguration to the quizes. I am not satisfied with those. Needs to be fixed!
By Kerstin K•
Course and Assignments were good, but don't hope for an answer in the discussion forums.
By OMKAR S•
Quizzes are very time-consuming. It will be better to give programming assignments.
By P J•
the reading part has many errors and unneccessary methods
By Neng P•
Discussion forums for this course was not quite helpful.
By Konrad D•
OK, big improvement from first 2 in this series
By Frank T•
Poor Quizzes and little help on the forum
By Ernest D K A•
Not foundational course at all.
By Olga V•
Do not recommend this course and this specialization for beginners. Maybe worthy to make only if you have an experienced developer on your side to help you. Most likely, you're going to be really frustrated. Had high expectations on this courses, sadly was disappointed. Poor explanations, short videos, too complicated and multiple assignments, using BlueJ environment which nobody in a real world uses.
By Md. A•
The course asks for lots of programming and hard work which I appreciate as a way of learning better. But, some of the quiz questions have questionable wording which leads learner to answer wrong and have less grade even after knowing about the algorithm well and having correct program developed. This is frustrating.
By Asif K•
Again, I wish the teachers would explain explicitly what is needed for the programming exercise. I felt abandoned by the faculty when I was trying to work out the programming exercise. There is an assumption that we as students know what the teachers are talking about.
By Chase A E•
Felt this was too vague for beginners, and too simple for those with experience. Spent a lot of time fighting with the quizzes to get it the answers it wanted, rather than focusing on writing good code.
By Preston T•
Needs to talk more about the theory and how the data structures work (HashSet, HashMap, ArrayList). What are their efficiencies? None of this was discussed in the class.
Fantastic course. Great assignments and lectures. Low score because the workload is excessively high and overwhelming for novice programmers
By Muhammad G•
Pretty Boring and absurd. Not a good way to describe the concepts
By Milton C•
Too many weeks go by without feedback on forums.
By Mohamed M H•
it was very hard
By Wesley N•
The course was good for developing routine problem solving skills, as in the first course "Java Programming: Solving Problems with Software". However, the emphasis was supposed to be on Arrays, Lists and Structured data, and I do not think that was the case. These topics were mentioned tangentially to solving the class problems, rather than being the focus.
In summary, I could have learned as much about Arrays, Lists, and Structured Data in about 30 minutes of Googling as I did in 4 weeks of this course. However, it wasn't a total loss, as I became more proficient at the basics, simply because of the exercises.
By Okkes E S•
it gets repetitive after week 2. it becomes unhelpful learning new concepts. I was expecting to learn more about important points of arrays and lists (such as erasing from an iterable, or null exceptions), than repeating similar practice for weeks.
By Amir M O•
Poorly designed and explained. You do not really gain much knowledge from this course.
I would not recommend my friends and basically others to take this course. There are far better courses out there for much cheaper prices.
By Dr J R C•
Not really useful ~ I would like to email in a PDF of my comments covering this course and the second course in this series
By Stanislav S•
I hated whit all my bones this one, boring, repetitive