My confidence level in Java programming has grown significantly since completing this specialisation. It gave me the necessary knowledge and practice I need to take up a role as a software engineer.
Well designed and well structured with the packages, resources, programming exercises and practice quiz. I appreciate the team's hard work in delivering good knowledge on the subject efficiently.
by Kelly R R H•
Good Course, but in my perspective the teachers could explain better.
by Weiqi Y•
not as good as the previous ones in the specialization.
by Maria U C•
There are a lot of interesting subjects - the basics of the cryptography (the Caesar cipher, the vigenere cipher), the practical use of the markovs model to generate funny texts, some basics with image filtering and if you dont use course IDE blueJ and duke libraries and found how to do this thing with java core - it will be more profitable.
Using custom libraries is very bad for students. We must study java core not some custom libraries.
BlueJ also is a bad choise, even the notepad or the vim are better for understanding the compilation process.
Several tasks and questions are hardly to understand since they are badly formulated.
Also there is no peer reviewed assignments.
by Abraham F M•
Two of the weeks were really complicated, confusing and badly explained. Made me feel that I did not learn enough in the last courses when in fact the problem was this course itself. They need to improve the explanations as it is the most complicated course and the videos are short and unclear. More videos, more explanations for the exercises, and more efficient mentors at the forums when we have questions is a must if you want 5 stars.
by Микита Б•
Stuck in one and couldn't`t continue. For a four month my problems hasn't`t been solved
by Vlad S•
Bad sources formatting, bad codestyle and bad project design
by LASQUETY, M K (•
week 2 quiz is broken
by DELA C J K (•
week 2 is broken
by Katrīna K•
Beginning (course 1 in the Java specialization) was promissing but very fast the concepts became not understandable. Videos explain less and less but tasks become more and more complicated. In my opinion this course (and all Java specialization) is not ment for the beginners. This doesn't explain the most basic concepts a person that doesn't have IT background should start with.
by Mengfei W•
Sometimes the quiz instruction is not very clear. Sometimes, I could get the assignment results, pass the practice quiz, but couldn't pass the review quiz.
by Xayden R•
So bad, I really don't understand the concepts introduced in this course.
by Yoni K•
The practices are very unclear. I was stuck for hours!