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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Object Oriented Programming in Java by University of California San Diego

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About the Course

Welcome to our course on Object Oriented Programming in Java using data visualization. People come to this course with many different goals -- and we are really excited to work with all of you! Some of you want to be professional software developers, others want to improve your programming skills to implement that cool personal project that you’ve been thinking about, while others of you might not yet know why you’re here and are trying to figure out what this course is all about. This is an intermediate Java course. We recommend this course to learners who have previous experience in software development or a background in computer science. Our goal is that by the end of this course each and every one of you feels empowered to create a Java program that’s more advanced than any you have created in the past and that is personally interesting to you. In achieving this goal you will also learn the fundamentals of Object Oriented Programming, how to leverage the power of existing libraries, how to build graphical user interfaces, and how to use some core algorithms for searching and sorting data. And this course is project-based, so we’ll dive right into the project immediately! We are excited to be offering a unique course structure, designed to support learners of different backgrounds in succeeding at their own pace. The first module explains how this will work and if this course is right for you. We also recommend taking a few minutes to explore the course site. A good place to start is the navigation bar on the left. Click Course Content to see what material we’ll cover each week, as well preview the assignments you’ll need to complete to pass the course. Click Discussions to see forums where you can discuss the course material with fellow students taking the class. Be sure to introduce yourself to everyone in the Meet and Greet forum. This course should take about 6 weeks to complete. You can check out the recommended course schedule below to see a quick overview of the lessons and assignments you’ll complete each week. We’re excited you’re here learning with us. Let’s get started!...

Top reviews

Oct 12, 2017

Great into to Java, instructors have clearly put thought in to the format with the choose your own learning style videos, and additional coverage where it may be needed. These have been very helpful.

Oct 13, 2015

I loved this course! The course videos and the projects sharpened my idea about some of the toughest concepts of Java and OOP. I recommend this course to anyone interested in learning OOP in Java. ☺

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By Bruno M

Oct 11, 2015

If you think this is an introduction to Java programming language you are wrong.What do you want? Do you want teach us to use Processing or teach us to program in Java?

By Farhan H P

Aug 16, 2020

This course is very hard to follow, you are not building the program from scratch. But instead they force you to learn Processing module independently by yourself


Apr 20, 2020

They taught the outdated module (i.e)PApplet which is included till java8 version ,from later version that module was not included in java software(like java12).

By Nikolay K

Jan 22, 2021

Almost useless course. The lessons have nothing in connection to assignments. Waste of time.

By Javier P

Jan 18, 2021

You are teaching with java JDK 8, which is completely obsolete and out of date.


Aug 1, 2016

too fancy and the structure is not very clear. Not very much learned.

By Raman T

May 29, 2020

I don't know about course content but this is for coursera platform

By Jay O

Jun 9, 2020

Too much complicated and high level at an intermediate level

By Morteza T

Jul 22, 2019

This course is too basic and appropriate for the beginners.


Dec 10, 2020

Course content is limited, all OOP topics are not covered

By Swati J

Mar 1, 2016

The peer review assignment part is really


By Pratham M

Mar 24, 2020

Course not updated to latest standards.

By Даниил А К

Jun 28, 2021

really outdated

By Mohamed M

Mar 19, 2016

in the beginning of the course i thought i'll get a good experience as usual on coursera, but i was wrong ...

a lot of things >> to be introduced in next course

confusing data types & working with things i don't know about it.

you've said that, anyone with basics of programming could pass this course and after 6 months i couldn't.

please be sure about the prerequisites next time.

By Wolfie

Mar 24, 2021

Out of date material that leads to a lot of errors when trying to do the assignments on current technology. Very unfortunate. The only positive is that you can still watch the videos for the theoretical aspects.

By Keegan L

Jul 11, 2021

The course materials seem to have been made over 10 years ago(on Java 6) and there doesn't seem to be a way to run them anymore.

By Андрей Г

Nov 23, 2020

I was trying to install the outdated JDK 1.8 that this course forces me to use, spend 4 days, learnt nothing. Do not recommend.

By aakash z

Jan 3, 2021

Most of the videos and software in this course are outdated so it is very difficult to get older versions of applet to work

By Apex P

Nov 9, 2020

Outdated material, horrible IDE setup. Took longer debugging their libraries than debugging my own code

By Akshit M

Nov 11, 2020

The project in this courses uses JAVA applet which is a very outdated java GUI framework.


Jun 7, 2020

The course does not properly explain few things and makes it really confusing for us.

By Jacob

Oct 21, 2020

Outdated, unable to use sample/target code with latest JDK, or even previous JDK.

By Mohamed Z

Oct 18, 2015

starting from week2 the way of explaining the materials isnt good

By Đoàn N T H

Jul 28, 2017

I think this site is one of sharing site, but it's not.

By Paulo Q

Sep 24, 2015

just an google maps applet, do not explain java itself.