Now I understand how data mining, API's and dumping and retrieving data from a database works. Excellent course to start understanding how python can be used to work with data sources on the internet.
I found this course a little bit easier that some of the previous courses, however, it allowed me to gain experience managing a larger projects that encompass several languages and multiple programs.
By Marcel F•
Interesting, but just scratching the surface of processing and visualization.
By Wai S C•
This course is not as useful and valuable as the previous courses.
By Parv T•
Better if we had to code ourselves rather then using written codes
By Carmen T•
I really didn't learn much. Too much code, too complex, too fast.
By Ravjot S•
This course had no code writing, which made it kind of boring.
By Artem N•
Nothing to create by ourselves but a lot of apps just to run
By Mcvean S•
It is a good capstone, but it is very time consuming!
mostly using a prepared scripts, not much learning
By Iulian D•
Nice course, yet more hands on work was expected.
By Roman P•
Not enough practice and pythonic visualization
By Ignacio A G H•
Really basic but the material is good
By Salah E•
there is nothing new in this course
By Leonardo B L•
Could have more hands-on exercises.
By Ankush V•
Assignments could be a lot better
By Hoda M•
too easy assignments, no points!
By Rohit K S•
Could have been more hands on.
By Sorokin A•
too easy for final capstone.
By Karttikeya M•
It is a very light course!
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By Alan M R•
As an experienced programmer, I am disappointed. The assignments cover a good set of tools; the capstone project. Overall, the course is well structured; content switches between running a sample project and a student project. Collaberation is encouraged. Unfortunately, the example project is poorly written and buggy. I finally lost confidence in the instructor when I saw circular programming in program gmodel.py between function "fixsender" and array "mapping". The student selected project was entirely optional. There are comments in the forums from students pointing out bugs; other comments stated that the course's exercises left commenters unable to perform the final, capstone project. Overall, the presentation looks rushed and unpolished. Example code looks like it was hobbled together until it worked and never edited for clarity. If someone I cared about wanted examples of good programming, I would tell them to avoid this.
By Maytat L•
The specialization has been great so far until this last course.
This course divides into two tracks: Normal and Honors.
Normal just simply let you complete 20+ multiple choice quiz based on knowledge in the specialization. Then you earn a certificate.
Honors track is what I disliked. Assignment lets you simply run the codes provided by the professor and get in peer-reviews. You just run it, that's all for the honors certificate. It makes sense to just run it because the professor's codes in this course were ways beyond our knowledge gained through the specialization. They were like 5 times longer and more complex. It took me days to figure out a few lines of codes but eventually you no need to understand any of it, just run it.
The improvement for the course would be bringing the codes difficulty down and let us actually edit them for the assignments.
By Cornelia C•
This is my least favourite course in the specialisation. It was easy to get the certificate as it involved a test that covered principles of the previous 4 courses, which was absolutely fine. When I started course 5 I was very keen to do the honours programme - as a test of my new knowledge and a challenge of pulling together all that I have learnt in a practical project. But as I watched the first few videos, and looked at what was required I decided that the Capstone won't do that for me. It seemed like a lot of given code again (as I experiences in Course 3 with the Twitter URL and API), and merely having to run the code. I then decided not to complete the Capstone, and rather look for something where I can reinforce all my learnings. I honestly loved all that I learnt, but felt a bit let down by the ending.
By Muratcan A•
I think this capstone course was very rushed and did not actually teach much. It gave me a lot of material (the pre-written codes) to analyze and study, though. And I'm glad for that. However the assignments were little more than "print this, press enter, take screenshot". i.e. no coding involved - which was a disappointment. I have mixed feelings about this course. I had higher expectations. The codes will be very useful, I will be studying them to really nit-pick and understand them and learn all about the functions etc. which are new to me. Other than that I'm actually not very happy about this final course of the specialization. The specialization overall was great, but it was like a great movie with a cheap ending - no climax. Sorry :)