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Approx. 8 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 3-6 hours/week...

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Skills you will gain

Data StructureInterfacesSoftware DesignJava Programming
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Learners taking this Course are
  • Data Engineers
  • Data Analysts
  • Software Engineers
  • Consultants
  • Engineers

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Intermediate Level

Approx. 8 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 3-6 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

Introducing the Recommender

2 videos (Total 13 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
2 videos
Reading and Storing Data6m
2 readings
Module Description / Resources10m
Programming Exercise: Step One10m
1 practice exercise
Step One20m
Week
2
1 hour to complete

Simple Recommendations

1 video (Total 3 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
1 video
2 readings
Module Description10m
Programming Exercise: Step Two10m
1 practice exercise
Step Two20m
Week
3
1 hour to complete

Interfaces, Filters, Database

1 video (Total 8 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
2 readings
Module Description10m
Programming Exercise: Step Three10m
1 practice exercise
Step Three20m
Week
4
3 hours to complete

Weighted Averages

1 video (Total 14 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
2 readings
Module Description10m
Programming Exercise: Step Four10m
1 practice exercise
Step Four22m
1 minute to complete

Farewell

1 video (Total 1 min)
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By GWFeb 19th 2016

I really like this approach to a final project. I learned a lot outside of the course by using a different, full-featured IDE and writing unit tests for my code. Pretty challenging!

By CTSep 17th 2018

Challenging, but I feel that I learned a lot about programming. I'm looking forward to the UCSD intermediate programming course.

Instructors

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Robert Duvall

Lecturer
Computer Science
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Owen Astrachan

Professor of the Practice
Computer Science
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Andrew D. Hilton

Associate Professor of the Practice
Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Susan H. Rodger

Professor of the Practice
Computer Science

About Duke University

Duke University has about 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students and a world-class faculty helping to expand the frontiers of knowledge. The university has a strong commitment to applying knowledge in service to society, both near its North Carolina campus and around the world....

About the Java Programming and Software Engineering Fundamentals Specialization

Take your first step towards a career in software development with this introduction to Java—one of the most in-demand programming languages and the foundation of the Android operating system. Designed for beginners, this Specialization will teach you core programming concepts and equip you to write programs to solve complex problems. In addition, you will gain the foundational skills a software engineer needs to solve real-world problems, from designing algorithms to testing and debugging your programs....
Java Programming and Software Engineering Fundamentals

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