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.
Dec 19, 2015
The course curriculum is well designed and teaches students the basic data structures needed to be a successful software engineer. The project is good, and the weekly assignments are challenging.
by Sruti R•
Mar 25, 2019
For someone who has some experience of coding but did not venture much into data structures - this is a superb course as it covers an introduction to data structures, their performance, test driven development, benchmarking and more. The lectures and project materials were simply great for introducing the concepts as they were challenging but not too overwhelming for the typical intermediate level beginner like myself.
by Jade F•
Jan 05, 2019
I am very happy that this course is part of the Object Oriented Java Specialization - the one which has 2 courses from Duke and 2 courses from UCSD. If you are reading this, it goes without saying that you are interested in learning more about Java and getting certification - this course will do that but begin to blend in a lot more topics that are specific to Computer Science - topics like algorithm efficiency for sorting and finding data.
This shift towards Computer Science theory, as opposed to practical Java programming, may surprise you. This can be challenging material - but in the context of the course, you can evaluate how you feel about it without committing too much - since it's the final course in the specialization.
Regardless of your receptiveness to theory, the content is highly relevant in practice, just be warned that you may not breeze through this course. It will definitely be worth it though, as knowledge of these topics are what's expected of people with a Computer Science background in the field today.
by Pat C•
Mar 03, 2019
Top class course with top class instructors. Later after completing the course I come back to this material to refresh the material. Top class instruction.
by Krishna A•
Feb 01, 2019
The idea of applying linkedlists, hashmaps, trees to solve a commonly occurring problem of Word suggestions is cool. It allows the students appreciate the practical context in which these algorithms are useful. The assignments can be made a bit harder to make the learning that much more worthwhile.
Dec 06, 2018
Wonderful! So much great instruction, great learning, and fun assignments! :-) I am feeling more and more confident with my JAVA programming, which is exactly what I hoped for, and I am having lots of fun.
by Noah D G•
Dec 24, 2018
by Andrew E•
Jan 01, 2019
Very good and ordered exploration of using a variety of datastructures in the most efficient way possible. Good for anyone who wants to know more about Strings in Java specifically.
by Johnny E•
Jan 05, 2019
Super great course! I would recommend this to any developer.
by Yazan A•
Feb 01, 2019
I really enjoyed this course thanks to the great teachers and the awesome project, it really was cool working with you all and I'm very excited to see you again in the next course of this specialization.
by Karim M E•
Nov 07, 2018
by Maximilian P•
Nov 08, 2018
really liked, great lectures that actually try to convey the gist of the topic
by RIDDHI G•
Jan 06, 2019
Superb course! Covered most of the topics in a very fluid manner. Could not stop once started the course.
by Benjamin T•
Feb 13, 2019
by Alexey C•
Feb 28, 2019
this course packs quite a punch!
by mengya w•
Dec 28, 2018
Many thanks to all the people who created this course! I really learned a lot about data structure (LinkedList, tree, etc) and I am feeling much more confidence in programming after taking this course.
Although some of the assignments were difficult for me (I stucked a lot), but I am really happy and proud when I got full score from the grader :) Really recommend if you have programming experience but new to data structure!!
by Priyanka G•
Nov 14, 2018
Very useful in growing your knowledge as a software professional.
by Ameya P•
Sep 03, 2018
Amazing data structures course!!!
by Basant S•
Aug 21, 2018
Professors, mentors and staff are really nice and helpful, doing a great job. This course offers a great deal of knowledge and provides a really good quality of education.
It was a great course, I had a lot of fun and enjoyed a lot.
Thanks for the wonderful introduction to Algorithms and Data Structures.
by Abhishek T•
Oct 10, 2018
One of the best courses on the internet.
by Anurag N•
Sep 12, 2018
The project driven approach is really interesting.
Sep 16, 2018
The best course to learn fundamental data structures in java!!
by Avijit S•
Sep 30, 2018
Very good explanation of major and commonly used data structures.
by Sangil Y•
Oct 02, 2018
very rewarding !
by Jack Q W C•
Oct 02, 2018
Excellent introduction to data structures and how to measure their performance.
Mar 18, 2017