Oct 13, 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.
Jun 08, 2017
Fantastic course! I would recommend to anyone interested in learning the graph data structure in a fun and hands-on and engaging way! Definitely one of the best courses I have followed on Coursera.
by Diyi L•
Sep 05, 2017
It is a good course. It lets you to understand basic data structures and lets you code some data structures (mainly graph data structures) on your own (it takes some time to finish assignment). However, I think there are much more data structures in Java not covered in this course (like all kinds of trees), which means this course doesn't tell you EVERY MAJOR data structure in Java and their usage. It just tells you how to check javadoc on your own. I think an introduction about other frequently used data structures will be helpful.
by Marie B•
May 27, 2016
The course content and presentation was excellent. I love the large-project format of the classes in this specialization. I only wish this course had more resources for working offline, at a level that matches the previous courses in the specialization.
by Thiago C F•
Dec 23, 2015
Great instructors, videos and activities. The projects are really enjoyable to enroll.
Dec 31, 2015
A great course as the previous courses for the specialization. I know that the week 4's materials are out of this specialization's scope but I think it's alright to delve in more about P and NP problems. That material is somehow still incomprehensible for me.
by Shreyas C S•
Jul 31, 2016
Nicely explained and challenging projects.
by Joseph S•
Apr 19, 2018
This was a fun and interesting course. The most challenging but rewarding course of this specialization. Learning about graphs and their search algorithms was really interesting, I want to look into graphs and TSP problems more. Basically building a graph from scratch was an amazing and rewarding experience. I definitely recommend this course!
by DOUGLAS H•
Jun 26, 2018
by Syed M A Z•
Aug 09, 2016
great course :)
by Leonel S A S•
Jun 07, 2016
Really nice finish to the specialization.
by Suraj S•
Jan 21, 2016
Good course to build confidence in building a class from scratch.
But, I expected more from this course. A few lectures could have been devoted to popular design patterns used in Graph problems maybe.
One more assignment to actually make the students work on heuristics for solving NP-Hard problems would have been helpful.
by Thirumal V•
Feb 09, 2016
At first the course is hands on, later on it becomes more of theory. This would have been a challenging course if we had more harder graph problems to solve though.
by Lesly A•
May 25, 2016
This is an awesome course with great stuff for learning and practical graphs concept in programming with some useful algorithms like A*.
by Michael H•
Oct 23, 2016
This is a really useful course. The project is quite relevant, and the work with breadth first search, Dijkstra, and A* Search are really interesting!
by Marcin C•
Mar 17, 2016
The contents were pretty basic for me, but they were presented clearly. All in all I liked the review this course gave me.
by Lauren H•
Sep 30, 2016
This course was excellent! I learned so much and I am now able to understand the significance of knowing how Algorithms and Data Structures are related in a practical way. I
by Felix A•
Jan 13, 2016
This course was very well put together. The videos were clear and well organized. They typically contained a powerpoint presentation and little box with the presenter's head. The assignments built off of each other by reusing code from previous weeks.
The test cases for the grader weren't very complete. If I have any recommendations for the organizers it would be to tighten up their grading process. (For one assignment, I completely forgot to write one function and there was no test coverage for it! I ended up writing it the next week.) Still the codebase that they have provided for the class is large so I don't fault them for bugs. I think it will probably improve over time as more people take the course.
Overall, they did a great job!
by Peter S•
Feb 01, 2016
Course was well paced. Assignments were relevant. Only shortcoming I believe was that the last two weeks of the course did not require any submission of a coding assignment. Only required a quiz.
I feel that the course would benefit from a requirement to submit some code each week.
by Muhammet K G•
Jun 05, 2019
Last weeks should had have a programming assignment, too. When the assignment is optiomal, it becomes a really hard work to do.
by Kerstin K•
Jul 23, 2017
Finally no repetitions any more, and some better assignments. These could still use some work, because I generally find them way too easy. Best course in this specialization so far.
Oct 02, 2017
It's a great course for getting started with Graphs but for an "advanced data structures" course, this is as basic as can be.
by Henry Y•
Dec 28, 2015
Felt like it was a bit rushed and some of these concepts like Dijkstra definitely deserve a lot more attention.
by Paul S•
Jun 16, 2016
The first 3 weeks are really good, 5 stars. Weeks 4 and 5 are way too light. Week 4 has no programming assignment and a short class and 5 has a weak programming assignment and no class.
by Bon-Yong L•
Nov 22, 2016
Not good to learn an algorithm
by elwood f•
Jun 27, 2018
good materials, learnt a lot but human interaction is a desert think this course is too old maybe
Apr 19, 2016
Introduction to data structures. It wastes a week talking about theoretical complexity when it could have been used for something more productive.