Instructors and the instructors who moderate the forums are great. It is a bit different way to look at programming but it makes sense and I would recommend to anyone who wants to learn C
It is actually a hard course i guess you need to have at least the basics as some of the assignments were really hard take me a lot of time to do them. especially the poker assignment
By Manan J•
External Grader is complicated and slow. Checking test cases is too difficult.
By Yuqing W•
The test cases are tedious and not friendly for people not playing pokers
By Zhenmin L•
the online practice environment is not a good experience for students
By Angela M F•
Maybe the only problem was the instrucctions, but nice work
By Istiaque A A•
Should increase the amount of video.
By Aquib J T•
That was pretty tough
By RISHI Y J•
too hard to code
By Abby V•
Here's the thing, if you have experience with coding in other languages, then this is probably a good introduction to c. However, if you are new to programming beware! This is not for you. The instructions for the assignments are often vague which personally led me to a significant amount of unnecessary heartache. Moreover, they don't introduce critical concepts before throwing you at problems that are frankly sometime outside an beginner's scope. If you are new, be prepared for hours of googling in an attempt to figure out the concepts they skimmed over of failed to introduce all together. Also, the final poker testing project costs you hours while you attempt to find invisible bugs with the hints basically begin "well you should try thinking like a programmer"
By Tirtharaj S•
the worst course course ever I enrolled. the ppe grader is just disgusting. the topic or grader is not bad ,grader complexity makes it bad.
By Alec M•
My token broke and I haven't been able to get help on it since then...
By HARSH G•
emacs editor is the worst thing in this course rest is good
By Anindita S•
i can not satisfy with this course
By Kaitlin S•
Not enough Instructions
By Hansani B•
I enrolled to this course with very high expectations as to the fact that I can learn the C language, but I was disappointed when I got know that the teacher(s) were in fact teaching things which were basically IQ tests. There were some parts in the teachings that were logically "broken" as well.
The teacher(s) seemed to "show off" by making very simple things extremely complex. Mind you, this course is for beginners, but you can't even pass certain assignments if you don't even have at least a slight bit of knowledge of the C language. If you were planning on learning everything from scratch, I think this course would be useless and you should look elsewhere.
Therefore, I have decided to not participate in this course due to those matters.
By Apostol B•
I intended to take the whole specialization and I got through the first two courses when I decided that continuing is pointless. My goal was to become more proficient in C programming. Instead there was relatively little code to be written and I spent most of my time on black box testing. If I wanted a course in black box testing, that is what I would looked for. Even though I completed the first two courses, I consider them a waste of time and effort. I do not recommend them.
By Justin M•
So disappointed in this class/specialization. The tools (programming environment) is buggy, slow, and a pain to use. Instruction is lacking in content and clarity. Had to waste massive amounts of time googling and looking up explanations on discussion boards.
I've taken over 50 Coursera courses, and this is the first specialization I quit because I just couldn't keep putting more effort into taking the course than the instructors put into making it.
By muhammad i•
good basics but the terminal environment sometimes stuck after I use it for a while, so annoying and wasting time. I need to refresh my browser again and again. can you just offer basic online editor that works like other website? thank u
The things you use for the course do not even work half the time which makes you frustrated. For exampe, 1 time in a week the application to do the assignments would work.
By Johannah C•
Too much time spent on guess work having to do with poker domain content for producing black box tests without getting a chance to start coding.
By DurgaMallesh M•
Unable to complete PPE, I spend hours of my time still unable to complete it.
By Mr. P K R G•
I have completed the course but certificate not generated.
By Ayush A•
v bad experience ! too vague !