Aug 11, 2016
A nice continuation to course 1 of this specialization, deeper dive into RoR, among other things you will learn how to manipulate/display database data and how to authenticate/authorize users!
Dec 17, 2015
Great explanation of not so easy to understand concepts. Lecturer provides good example that can help material better and see how what you've learned can be applied to real world scenarios.
By Qun X L•
Mar 06, 2017
Learn a lot of new knowledge from this course. knowledge points clear, assignment workload OK. This is the good place to learn Active Record and Action Pack.
By Daichi Y•
Dec 15, 2018
It was an awesome course! There is just one thing; the versions of Ruby and Ruby on Rails look to be a bit out-dated. Thank you!
By Giorgio P F G T•
Jun 25, 2016
Very good course.
The professor explains a lot from the framework and other concepts of web development.
Very worth it!!
By Matthew H•
Nov 27, 2016
Quick and easy to understand lectures. I was able to pick up active record and action pack quickly!
By Ciré D•
Jan 25, 2017
Very nice one. may be not the one for a beginner but help to gain some basics
By Laura R P•
Sep 18, 2016
Good overview, though sometimes hard to follow if you're a complete newbie
By Assain J•
Aug 24, 2019
It's a nice course, learnt stuff about rails that I didn't earlier.
By Nikola Đ•
Mar 04, 2016
Good course overall, wish more topics were covered but it's OK.
By Ronak Y P•
Feb 28, 2016
Great Course, Great assignments and pace. Loved it.
By Raul C M•
Nov 22, 2015
Great course to get you started into ruby on rails
Jan 07, 2017
Useful course for beginners to Rails world.
By Vinay J•
Mar 23, 2017
Seems tough...though interesting !!
By Joaquin A•
Apr 27, 2020
Digging deeper into Active Record.
By Haseeb A•
Oct 25, 2016
By Joseph C•
Dec 27, 2016
The assignments took me much longer than the suggested 3 hours. Every task depends on having completed the previous task perfectly. My assignment in week 4 passed the end to end test perfectly on my local computer but failed the grader. I traced the problem back to a tiny typo that I made in week 2 assignment. (My heart sank when I saw I had to reuse my week 2 work in week 4 as I knew how much messing around I had done to get that one through the grader - I knew it would give problems)
As there were a couple of mistakes in the course (for example if you follow the steps in assignment 3 correctly then the final rspec would give failures - obviously this wasn't picked up by lecturers) it creates confusion and doubt as to whether you have made the mistake or the tutors.
The course content is good but the assignments need to be shorter and more forgiving of mistakes (i.e make the individual tasks independent of one another and pass if you get 80%). I am not sure if I will continue with the specialisation right now. It seems more suited to someone who is studying full time and not someone who is working who has limited spare time.
By Ashvith S•
May 24, 2020
Needs to be improved. I do accept the fact that I cram-completed the course , which is not a nice way to go , because any form of learning , if it exceeds more than 3 hours a day , will hurt your head , and drop the productivity .
I think that comparing to the first course and the fourth course of this specialization , I can say for sure that this is not as enjoyable as the other two. It has a lot to do with data base , visualization inside your brain , and , yes , quite hard to digest for a beginner.
By Christiane H•
Jul 26, 2016
Great course although I did struggle through the very last assignment. The first three were relatively ok, considering I'm new at this but they did take me longer than 3 hours to complete. The last one took about 3 days!
That being said, if the rspec tests weren't being run in dev mode, it might have been quicker. I had to move "ENV['RAILS_ENV'] ||= 'test'" from rails_helper.rb to spec_helper.rb to get stuff working.
Without my ruby on rails hubby, I'd have been lost!
By Xuliang S•
Jul 24, 2018
Course staff does not respond to questions that I posted on the forum.
By Matías M•
Jan 17, 2016
Good homework and good examples.
Jul 16, 2017
It was difficult to follow, because of all the screenshots without live programming. I think it would be more easier to understand if the course wouldn't consist only of pics.
By Takayuki K•
Sep 03, 2018
This course was tough.
The content of lectures are great but autograder of assignments is too bad. It was very stressful for me to use autograder till I can get used to it.
By Dmitri B•
Jun 30, 2019
Really needs updating.
By Dan P•
Mar 30, 2017
Totally unimpressed. Video lectures are terrible. Explanations are at best incomplete, usually confusing, sometimes incoherent. Instructor never gives an overview of the architecture/data flow/structure of Active Record or Action Pack, instead describes the syntax of a handful of functions. As a result you only get the most superficial understanding of the material. The graded assignments are just a regurgitation of the lectures and so don't require you to take a deeper dive into the material. In fact, in many cases the answers to the graded assignments are listed in the assignment immediately following the question.
Dec 11, 2016
Content of the course is great! But if you get stuck in a problem no one responds or guides you. For practice purpose just take the free version, paid version is not worth taking, as you will not get any additional guidance or support to do assignments when stuck.
By Nicholas P•
May 17, 2020
Not up to date. It's ridiculous that you would have to go back and install old software so that you can use deprecated methods in order to pass this outdated course.