Feb 19, 2016
I really like this approach to a final project. I learned a lot outside of the course by using a different, full-featured IDE and writing unit tests for my code. Pretty challenging!
Oct 17, 2019
THe courses really tested my overall knowledge of other courses that I have done in past 3 months. REally great learning. Thank you.
by David H•
Dec 11, 2018
A great capstone for this specialization. One quibble is with the time estimates: all the reading assignments are marked as taking 10 minutes, which is probably true: just reading and understanding the reading will probably take that long. However, these assignments also task the student with writing code which is impossible to write in 10 minutes. Throughout the specialization, I often took between 1-7 hours to complete a reading/coding assignment. So the time commitment that they advertise is totally out of whack with reality.
That said, the material is mostly well-presented and interesting and the coding practice does give you good experience of what it is like working in Java.
by Khaled H•
Aug 14, 2017
i have taken the whole specialization . so this review is for the whole specialization in general and for the capastone in particular.
the first and the second course is very easy . but the three remaining course are a little bit tough
so you will need to struggle and persist to complete the whole specialization especially the great project .
indeed the project is extremely great . you will use all the concept you have learned through this specialization to implement this great project .... but NOTE this specialization in general and the project in particular is NOT for a BEGINNER Programmer. it is for some one who has a background in programming . but overall you will learn a lot great stuff and concepts .. so have fun and enjoy programming .
by Edward F•
Jun 10, 2017
I took the full Specialization, so I'm going write the same review for each of the 5 modules.
This is a great course, but it's not for beginners. They ask you to do a lot of coding, which is great since that's the only way to really gain proficiency. And the code they ask you to write is, in my opinion, pretty hard for someone new to coding. My hat's off to someone new to programming who makes it through the five modules.
So, thanks to Duke for putting together a great course. It was very good.
by Thomas H•
Jan 30, 2016
Loved the project, but I am going to keep my review at 3 stars until there is a module to add capstone project to a web page. This would be super helpful for showing my work to a future employer!
by Douglas A•
Oct 01, 2016
I posted a question on the last week on the forum and never received an answer from a mentor. I had one response from another student which did not actually address the issue of my question and I had several views. And it wasn't as if there were a lot of questions posted. One course mentor could have easily answered all of them.
by Eugeny K•
Jan 31, 2019
Great course. Somewhat easy relatively to other courses in this specialization.
by LAKKOJU N S S R T•
Mar 05, 2019
learnt how to apply java in real time applications
by Chris T•
Sep 17, 2018
Challenging, but I feel that I learned a lot about programming. I'm looking forward to the UCSD intermediate programming course.
by Kishaan J•
Jun 11, 2017
Offers an opportunity to practice all the concepts learnt so far! Good job by the team!
by Nirlan N Z d S•
Jun 20, 2016
Excellent course! A real challenge! It is awesome when you apply what you have learned!
by Antonio P•
Dec 11, 2016
A clear and well organized course
by wen c•
Sep 06, 2017
very very very good course
by Oscar R•
Feb 02, 2016
by RAFAEL G V•
Oct 17, 2016
Muy bueno, como introducción a la programación es muy completo y te abre las puertas para entender hasta otros lenguajes.
Feb 22, 2016
by Josh H•
Feb 20, 2016
Highly recommended for anyone who wants to learn programming. I started from basically zero and learned a lot throughout the Specialization. The instructors do a great job of giving you enough information throughout the lectures without over loading you and making the assignments challenging enough that you feel like you are really getting the most out of your time.
by YiFan ( Z•
Dec 12, 2017
Fantastic course! The instructors were very engaging, the lessons were varied and provided me with a wide variety of information in the field. After completely this course, I definitely feel much more confident working in this field.
by Mateusz A•
Mar 29, 2016
Most excellent Capstone of a course. Love the continuity....
Feb 07, 2018
Thanks to all the teachers!!
by Makiko O•
Dec 20, 2017
Sep 13, 2017
by Hamza B•
Feb 03, 2016
I loved so much , it helped me a lot
by Do H L•
Feb 01, 2016
The course design is really good. It is very hands-on. We get to build our own applications and test our applications in the quiz.
However I really hope if there can be more content. The course is rather short. The quality is good but the quantity is a bit insufficient.
I hope this course can be longer. Additional weeks can teach us how to convert BlueJ projects or Eclipse projects into EXE or host it in the cloud.
I also hope this course, in the future, teaches us to make graphical user interface, which would be a nice conclusion to whatever program that we make
I love the course. I really want to see more coming out of the Capstone project. I love the idea of the capstone building a recommender engine. However, to make it a complete package, I suggest a few things:
---Teach learners to use main() to create apps and convert to exe
---Teach learners, after the entire project codings, how to create an Applet out of the source codes
---Teach learners how to implement graphical user interface (make buttons, input field for movie queries)
---Teach learners how to, instead of getting data from a file in the folder, reads the data from a live-feed instead. That would enhance the learning experience of the course.
Thank you for all those. I'm a hungry guy so I suggest lots of things. However I'm very happy with the course designs. Very engaging and fruitful course series.
by Maria D•
Jan 28, 2017
I like the exercises a lot and I suspect is a great thing that I leave the course with a lot of questions.
by Iasinovschi B•
Nov 16, 2016