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 ANDRII L•
Generally, I like this course. The tasks are very interesting and require to spend some time on them. But what I don't like is IDE that teachers use in this course. I also think that whole week 3 should be redesigned, especially requirements, they are not very readable. You should add some testing utility or some cases to test and verify student output with teachers.
by Itai E•
This course really increased the difficulty in Week 3 and gave poorly written instructions to go along with it. Overall, the course was very interesting and I learned a lot from it. Anyone who is interested in expanding their Java programming skills and write "neater" or "better code, this course is for you.
by Nicholas B•
Great course in general, but some of the exercises / quizzes could be a bit more precise in what they are looking for. Lots of time debugging, lots of time in forums trying to figure out what was wrong, only to find that we were using the wrong project / class because it wasn't clear which one they required.
by William G•
There are some super cool concepts in here, but one of the modules in this course (module 3) was messy. Even the instructors have agreed that some lectures should be improved upon. That module was so messy that although I managed to finish, I felt like I need to relearn the concepts entirely somewhere else.
by Aarya P•
A really nice experience learning the exact use of the object oriented style of programming. Different concepts like abstraction and interface are well taught. A little bit improvement can be done in the assignment section otherwise its great and also week 4 could be a little more interesting.
by Mary S•
Decent. Moved kinda slowly, but it's for beginners, so what did I expect? This is a nice progression of classes for someone with no previous programming experience; if you have previous experience, in another language, you may wish to start with an intermediate course.
by Vignesh B•
Pros: The programming assignments were really great
Cons: The video lectures were not enough to understand the concepts.
Tip for learners: Do some research (like watch some youtube videos of the related topics, read geekforgeeks etc ) before watching the lectures.
by Michael C•
Good examples -- good basic instruction in videos, but most of the value is in working the exercises which use some fairly interesting real world scenarios. And some of the direction is as vague as specs you might encounter as well.
by Muhammad F B J•
The idea of using interfaces and abstract classes were not covered sufficiently in my opinion. That said, I was still satisfied with the content being covered. Instructions on some of the exercises could have been better explained
by Gianluca B•
It is a good course, but I believe it needs to be updated and that some quiz need reviewing. Sometimes it's really hard to understand what an exercise is asking you to do and there isn't much support.
by Goodwill T K•
I could not get the Answers to the practice quiz of week 3
as my first line differed from the question first line.
the first two words were correct but the rest differed. MarkovWordOne.java
by Devul N•
A very challenging course with a lot of assignments, great professors and discussion forum. But I feel like the instructors could have given the instructions more clearly on the assignment
by Ridesh R•
The Course is Good. But Week 3 is so hard to understand and the assignments are frustrating and it took long time to complete. Week 3 must be made easier......
by Sergio R•
I would like to get more help with the markov and wordgrams excercises, they are very complicate and you are not given the necessary time to explain them
by Aistis R•
i liked everything except some of the quizzes since some questions were unclear or wrong (but still, I was a beta tester, so all great) - thank you!
by Anik S•
In week 3, the Markov theorem should be explained more clearly. It was not clear enough to understand by only listening to the explanation.
by Bishal G C•
This was really a tough course. It made me to learn clean coding by implementing blocks of codes in an organized way without redundancy.
by Shaun R•
The third week was a great challenge and, while frustrating at times, gave me more to think about as I'm developing as a programmer.
by Shridhar S•
The assignments get really cluttered sometimes and week 4's final quiz can certainly improve. Other than that, awesome course! :D
by Anna M•
A great, challenging course for a beginner. I graded 4 stars as there are no programming exercises in the last week.
by Jeff M•
Good class and good education. My only objection is that some of the practice tests seemed unusually difficult.
not suitable for new beginners without any programming basis; teaching is good though.
by Abhi S•
Some of instructions are incmplete or unclear otherwise very good course for starting
by Kareem E•
the course material is really interesting , but it seems to be a little bit hard .
by Alexandre C•
Nice job in getting complicated things simple ! Congrats to the Duke's team.