Aug 08, 2019
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.
May 04, 2020
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 Shridhar S•
Aug 18, 2017
The assignments get really cluttered sometimes and week 4's final quiz can certainly improve. Other than that, awesome course! :D
by Anna M•
Apr 24, 2020
A great, challenging course for a beginner. I graded 4 stars as there are no programming exercises in the last week.
by Jeff M•
Mar 20, 2019
Good class and good education. My only objection is that some of the practice tests seemed unusually difficult.
Oct 12, 2017
not suitable for new beginners without any programming basis; teaching is good though.
by Abhijeet S•
May 09, 2020
Some of instructions are incmplete or unclear otherwise very good course for starting
by Kareem E•
Feb 08, 2016
the course material is really interesting , but it seems to be a little bit hard .
by Alexandre C•
May 29, 2017
Nice job in getting complicated things simple ! Congrats to the Duke's team.
Jul 22, 2017
Very good course .. important for any wanna be programmer or beginner
by Saleh T S S•
Dec 31, 2018
You need to explain Exceptions and interfaces more deeply
Feb 16, 2016
The homework is too time consuming.
by Jinxin Z•
Feb 07, 2020
week 3 may need more explanation
by Doaa S M Y•
Apr 18, 2020
Jan 31, 2017
The structure of the lectures as well as the assignments might need some redesign.
In the lecture, I think it might be better to explain the algorithm very clearly without talking about any coding details first, and then have some lectures explaining the code implementation. Right now, the coding implementation and the algorithm explainations are mixed together in a way that is not really easy to digest.
However, I really appreciate the solid content of this course. The markov assignment is a actual assignment copied from the CS201 course in Duke. Moreover, it is implemented with even a more sophisticated and better desiged structure. In the CS201, the concept of inheritance is not introduced yet. For all of you who made it to week03 assignment, you can applaud yourselves.
Sadly, the assignment design of this course is very disappointing. Despite its rich content, it requires the students to take a long time to adjust some details at some corner of the method to do the quiz question. It is very error prone and tedious. The final quizs need some simplification in the structure or format.
Overall, I still recommend people taking this course. Very Good content. Just be prepared for the assignment, it really needs a considerable amount of patience and efforts.
by Alana G•
Jun 11, 2019
Overall, this course is pretty good and it helps to learn the basics of Java Interfaces. However, Week 3 was very confusing and discussion posts were not at all helpful in the forums. I am having a lot of trouble with the random text generator (assignment one) and I can not move on until I get that one method correctly. I was not able to understand the getRandomText() method, therefore it was very difficult to do MarkovFour. Especially, when MarkovOne was not even working. The readings had VERY confusing wording and I believe the grammar caused confusion. However, it could have been a typo. That is why I gave this specific course a 3 star rating.
by Boğaçhan A•
Jun 21, 2017
This course was a content-overload when compared to the others. The coursework was a lot heavier and harder. But in the end it was all worth it. The only problem is that when you got stuck, the problem could be in many places since the guides did not give a chance test the code regularly as in the previous courses. Other than that, I can feel the improvement.
by Cullen B•
Dec 31, 2016
Despite having a strong engineering background, I found this course poorly communicated. The heavy use of technical jargon makes the concepts (which are intended to be simple) over complicated. The predictive text is interesting but simple exercises are needed to clearly teach abstraction and interfaces clearly.
by Raoul P•
Jan 05, 2018
In Course 4, week 3, an assignment (EfficientMarkovModel) is poorly explained, and understandable only with the context of the following text. This was initially confusing to me. Otherwise, I found the course to be similarly good as the previous ones.
by Pawel D•
Jan 11, 2016
Some interesting concepts are being taught, but the course is uneven. The first project required a lot of work, while the last week had no project at all.
Minor errors in videos and programming assignments. Somewhat messy code.
Jun 29, 2019
while the course is structured well, there is almot zero support when one gets stuck. Coursera has not maintained an active forum, unlike other platforms. It ends up wasting a lot of time for us.
by Peter G W•
Dec 24, 2018
Near the end of the course it was very difficult to get programs working exactly as intended. I felt the instructions could have been clearer, especially in Week 3's assignments.
by Frank T•
Jul 12, 2019
Principles are usually explained with code where analogies or schematics would have been more appropriate.
Quizzes are sometimes poor.
Help is hard to get on the forum.
by Nuggu S V R•
Jul 04, 2016
Please show the quiz answers for verification purpose since we have to buy the course to submit answers
by Nikolay A•
Oct 07, 2019
Poor level of support and detail. Problems are getting hard - not enough resources available.
by Kelly R R H•
Mar 21, 2016
Good Course, but in my perspective the teachers could explain better.
by Weiqi Y•
Sep 27, 2017
not as good as the previous ones in the specialization.