Jan 21, 2018
Pretty challenging course, but very good. Having a book is a must (at least it was for me), video lectures complement book nicely, and some topics are explained better in the Algorithms, 4th ed. book.
Apr 17, 2019
Amazing course! Loved the theory and exercises! Just a note for others: Its part 1 had almost no dependency on book, but this part 2 has some dependency (e.g. chapter on Graph) on book as well.
by Maruf H•
Jan 02, 2019
I've completed both Part I and Part II. So my review belongs to two of the courses.
I took this course to gain a better understanding of data structures and algorithms and also to learn more about the Java language.
Best way to learn algorithms is through visualization. In this course, Professor Sedgewick slowly but steadily presents each algorithm and data structure with dynamic visualization. The animations really help to clarify exactly how the algorithms process the data and solve a problem.
Another important aspect is that this course discusses the implementation details of the algorithms by using Java programming language. They developed a java library where almost all the algorithms in a traditional algorithm text-book have been implemented. It's really satisfying to read such nice, concise and elegant code.
I started this course with an intermediate level of knowledge on Java. That's why it was pretty easy for me to keep pace with the implementation challenges. However, I learn and apply many java specific technique such as generics, iterator, object equality, immutability, testing etc. in-depth in this course. From my experience, I would recommend, to get the most out of the course, you should have a little bit of programming experience in Java.
In order to pass the course, you have to complete a programming assignment in each week. The assignments are well written, pretty much challenging and fun to solve. You will get the feelings to solve large-scale complex problems. They expect you to spend 3-5 hours for an assignment to pass (80%) each assignment. However, I lost track of how much time I spent to chase the benchmarks for 100% in each assignment. You will definitely have a challenging time to score 100%.
The evaluation system of the assignment is very sensitive. You have to maintain a prescribed API, otherwise, your solution will not be accepted. I wonder about their effort, how much time they spend to make such unit testing code. In some cases, I see that they wrote 1200-1500 lines of unit testing code to check our only 200-300 lines of solution, definitely praiseworthy!
Overall, this was a great course and it was a great opportunity for me to take such an enriched algorithm course. I highly recommend it to every serious programmer who wants to learn more about data structures, algorithms, and the Java language.
by Wangyu H•
Mar 19, 2019
Really illuminating though difficult. Time and effort will pay sooner or later. :D
by Qi Z•
Aug 19, 2018
This class is amazing. If you follow this course schedule strictly, and finish the homework and interview questions, you are gonna to learn a lot of algorithm thinking methods.
Mar 14, 2019
A Very Excellent Course!!!
by Geng X•
Jan 07, 2019
Contents is good, but the lecturer's sounds is not clear and low voices.
by Aleksandar Z•
Dec 01, 2018
Great course with great content and assignments
Jan 10, 2019
concise, interesting, in-depth
by KINER B S•
Feb 17, 2019
This was a wonderful course which covers very interesting topics. I liked the assignments; all were based on interesting and challenging practical problems. The lectures gave a very simple and straightforward explanation to concepts. Thanks to the professors for the amazing resources and also to the mentors who helped throughout the course with assignments and doubts.
by DANISH M•
Jan 24, 2019
i love it
by Anton H•
Feb 22, 2019
Very interesting and useful course. It gave you background in the most algorithms and data structure. It had changed my mind. One notice here... The assignment some times quite challenging and some of them had taken from me about 5 days, however some of them could be really resolved during 3-5 hours. Thanks!
by Tatiana D•
Mar 20, 2019
Complex concepts in plain language. Challenging and interesting practice exercises. Without them it's impossible to fully understand theoretical part.
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Feb 27, 2019
by Li X•
Mar 01, 2019
Good lessen for algorithm knowledge learning.
by Danijel T•
Mar 26, 2019
This is really wonderful course with amazing instructors, supportive community and top notch material. I would recommend this course to anyone, it will change the way you think and approach problems.
I have been apple to apply some of the things thought in the course to a couple of very hard problems in the company i work at. Until that point nobody had an idea how to solve these problems.
by Du L•
Jan 27, 2019
One of the best courses, challenging, enlightening and fun!
by Shivraj R•
Feb 10, 2019
best course available on algorithms
by Li F•
Apr 05, 2019
great course. Thanks very much for providing this course!
by Jiaoxuan L•
Mar 04, 2019
Rich content. Liked the teaching style as well. But wish that it had an as-strong supporting system as Part I's and mentors/fellow students could answer more questions.
by Son N D•
Jan 06, 2019
Great course! You're going to learn about algorithms and data structures for graph and string processing. The programming assignments are really interesting and is an important part of the course. You need some familiarity with Java and the course's Java library though.
Dec 23, 2018
This course is challenging but interesting. The homework is hard but valuable. Recommend this course for everyone who gets start to algorithm.
Jan 08, 2019
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by Piotr K•
Sep 24, 2018
I want to say only thank you to authors! Excellent course!