This course is the best course I have ever taken. It covers all the topics very well. And importantly I love the treat at the end of every week. The ultimate showdown between the two best instructors.
A very elegant yet fun way to explain python. I have used the skills learned here and build very useful scripts and python-based micro-services in my current company that have enabled many use cases.
by Ahmad E H•
A great continuation course from part 1, this course introduces object-oriented programming and tries to shift your mentality to that. it doesn't cover in details all of the OOP principles as it is not a course about OOP, it is about learning programming principles by doing fun games graphically using the idea of classes, objects and methods. Thank you for the top-notch professors.
by Evgeniia P•
It was an exciting experience! Very interesting course with a lot of useful information and fun at the same time. Teachers are very nice and provide the information in a very convenient form. You have a right amount of theory and lots of practice which is great (cause you can't be a real programmer without righting code). Thank you, guys, for this great course!
by Joshua B•
I learned a great deal. No shortage of frustration in getting the mini-projects spot on, but that's just the learning curve for (Python) programming. If it wasn't challenging, it wouldn't be so rewarding, and rewarding it has been!
I learned to just never give up, that there's always a way (within reason). Thank you to all the profs at Rice.
Cheers... Joshua B-A
A great introduction course of python programming for beginners. Both the optional practices and the quiz are well designed to help me review what I've learned. I learned a lot and enjoy a lot in the mini-project in each week, though I got stuck many times in debugging the code. And the instructors are humorous, which makes the class more enjoyable.
by Ikseon K•
This course is not easy for beginners, but meaningfully challenging. It's worth of challenging and trying. Also, professors try to do their best to deliver the contents as interesting as possible. I fully respect them and thank for their genuine efforts. I love this course and I'd like to recommend others to join. Thanks a lot, professors!
by Song S•
I like this series of courses as it takes advantage of various mini-projects to help students completely understand concepts. Those mini-projects are not easy, but if you take previous courses, you can finish it after thinking carefully. I have acquired a lot in those courses, thanks everyone who make efforts to perfect those courses.
by Lukas C•
The course content is pretty good, the only con is that sometimes the practice exercises are a bit vague. The Instructors, make accidental mistakes and purposeful in the video, but in the end, they teach what not to do and what not. Overall, the class was great as for me(an 8th grader), it inspired me program more with Python.
by Tamira G•
Great class for beginners. Cool to go from zero to writing short game programmes. Huge confidence boost. The lecturers were great fun, there was a playful atmosphere hat made learning enjoyable. Not very theoretical, but more applied. I would recommend it for people who have never programmed before.
by Filip B•
The course is very good for understanding how games really work and to practice coding with objects. Although I think that it is quite hard for beginners, it is manageable but with many hours. Projects are very interesting and it is very encouraging to create one game each week. :)
by Max B•
Great follow-up to part 1, you don't want to miss the fun projects in part 2. I haven't had much experience from building games and using GUIs, and really learned a lot from this course. Also, CodeSkulptor is great together with the fun and easy-going lectures. Highly recommended!
A very fun and educational course. I could easily connect the theories of the lectures with the applications of building a fully fledged game! I highly recommend this course if you have undertaken Part 1 of the specialisation, or have a basic understanding of python already.
by Daniel K•
I thought this class was a great learning experience. I would definitely recommend it. The material was presented in an easily-understood manner by the instructors; CodeSkulptor is a great tool for learning Python; and, if you stick with you, you are going to learn a lot.
I LOVE this class. Really. It helps me so much, it makes me falling in love with python also.
I never know coding for interactive games before, when thinking for the logic, it maybe a little difficult, but it's challanging!
Thanks for Joe and Scott for this super class!
by Scott P•
Fun class! This was the first course I had taken to learn Python. It is an excellent introduction to programming. It covers event handlers, GUI design, Object Oriented Programming and more. Yes, it is really fun. The material and tools are organized and polished.
by C. P R•
Loved the course and will miss the instructors. They were funny and made the material very accessible. I'd never encountered object oriented programming before and have gained a new appreciation for it! Will certainly be taking more courses offered by Rice.
by Tom S•
The programming assignments are challenging without being too difficult. The most useful Python features are demonstrated and used in many projects, ensuring competence in the language at the end of the course. Be prepared to spend the 4-7 hours recommended.
Very interesting course, with properly selected chapters and a friendly environment and interface.
I did not have any prior experience with Python and i was able to learn a lot in this course and i enjoyed spending this time.
Thank you very much professors!
by Ronald R A•
This was a great course, I appreciate the thought and effort that you teachers put into this course. I'm six-teen and I find this course very influential. you guys have affected a young mind and have helped me find a great future career. Thank you all.
by Steven K•
Excellent follow up course to part 1 that continues to build a solid foundation of Python programming. Projects were generally really fun to make and even when they were frustrating, it was worth it for the cool pay off of a playable, enjoyable game.
by Bruno G•
The course provides a good mix of simple 2D game physics, working with animations and sprites and overall interaction with simpleGUI module. It is a great course for both beginners and more experienced users unfamiliar with event driven programming.
by Matthew S•
A good follow up to IIPP I. Well-structured and accessible. There's enough challenge to make the course interesting and worthwhile, especially as the concepts become more complicated, but not enough to overwhelm and discourage. Highly recommended.
by Steve K•
Great course that followed up Part 1 as an introduction to the Python language. I enjoyed the projects and felt I made some big strides in my understanding, and understand object oriented programming better than ever after the final project.
by Rahul S•
This is the best course for the beginners who want to learn how to code in Python. Professors are too good in the way of teaching. They have even invented their own programming tool(CodeSkulptor) for the students to make them learn better.
by Gitesh C•
Excellent delivery of topics ! I did this course back in 2013 when part 1 and 2 was a one single course. I not only learnt python but got an amazing game "Spaceships" to my resume as well. Plus, it was so much fun making that video game.
by Lasarenko V•
Great course! I really recommend it to all of you! I had a lot of fun. Tasks were not difficult but really interesting and effective! You'll have to use Python 2, but this course there was almost no difference from Python 3. Good luck!