Oct 08, 2017
Excellent explanations and amount of course work for practice, the tests made good use of the examples and work given, I am satisfied with what I learned in this course and see it's real world usage.
Oct 16, 2019
This is an Awesome Course . The best thing About this Course is that It has weekly quizzes and Assignments as well as Practice Quizzes for particular Topics which helps in learning it more easily .
автор: Esau O L•
May 15, 2020
This is not a beginner's course and some questions are not easy as the staff rated, I think is a good course for intermediate people. To answer all the quizzes section you might investigate a lot. We got a life too! Many of us are not in school anymore we have a job and a family. My recommendation, please explain a little more the programming structures like CSVParses is a list or something? I never got it.
PD: The way you use tricky questions is not good to improve programming skills, please put hint at least i.e. " What is the number of boys' names in the file yob1905.csv?"
автор: Shahid Z•
Jan 01, 2018
I Just can't understand why the instructors make simple concepts difficult to understand. Take the example of functions video, why you need nesting of function, calling function inside a function when you explaining function for the first time. for God sake this course required no programming knowledge. I learned programming (10 years ago) and yet i am feeling difficulty to understand your complex definition and explanation of a simple language concepts. i am doing this course for the sake of DUKE Certificate otherwise i give this course 1 Star.
автор: Viktoriia A•
Nov 01, 2015
The course is just terrible.
It leaves an impression of being unfinished. There's a lot of knowledge missed out from lectures while being expected from the student in the quizzes.
Lecturers themselves have a very vague understanding of how java works and how to code in real life. What they say in some lectures is very misleading and gives either false or just insufficient understanding of certain mechanisms.
The examples are overcomplicated. They demand a full concentration on domain knowledge rather than on programming itself.
автор: Borsós A B•
Jul 01, 2019
Bad organized, too many typos, errors, uncleared and illogic things in the Assignments. I am almost at the end, but now I really quitting this stuff. I liked the Programming C from the Duke, but this one is a total mess. There are no Instructors and Teaching Staff to talk to in the Forums, just some Mentors, but that is not a big help, this Course is total left alone from the Authors. Andy Hilton is a good guy, should read the discussions and correct the errors!
автор: Konrad D•
Jan 23, 2016
Does very little to actually help you learn JAVA. Explains nothing about why the language works as it does.. Also it insists on you using their libraries and programming environments. You spend perhaps 20% of your time actually practicing coding, and the rest is wasted in libraries you will never use again. Such a waste
автор: Bill Z•
Apr 15, 2016
If you are a real beginner like me (having zero or little programming knowledge) and your time is limited, I think this course (or the specialisation) is not suitable for you. The assignments and quizzes are very time consuming. One week I spent literally 30+ hours writing and debugging codes for just one quiz.
автор: Cameron F•
Aug 05, 2020
Some algorithms the instructors implement are very inefficient (searching through a whole string three times when what we want could be right at the start).
Also making their own simpler data types rather than just teaching the java built in data types seems like an odd choice. Learners want to learn java!
автор: Crystal H•
Sep 25, 2017
Assignments are too advanced compared to the videos given. 7 minutes was spend showing how to code. However the entire final quiz on week 1 expects you to code new things that which were never shown in videos without any help. This was not the case in the 1st class in this series.
автор: Martina A S•
Oct 09, 2020
There are to much requirements expeted to solve this course. It isn't for beginner, because there are no explanations about the basics.
You can learn the Seven-Step-Approach, but not how to translate the human language into Java. The first example is to complex for a beginner.
автор: Deep P•
Jun 25, 2020
I think, it does have enough information and does not good explanation video quality also poor. Using BlueJ which I don't like because in the real world no one using BlueJ. I am looking for a deep learning concept which I could not find in this course!
Sep 16, 2018
Using custom libraries is very bad for students. We must study java core not some custom libraries.
BlueJ also a bad choise, even the notepad or the vim are better for understanding the compilation process. Also there is no peer reviewed assignments.
автор: Ankit G•
Oct 20, 2015
Poor, very poor course, worse course structure. Instructor hasn't put any thoughts in how they should strucutre this course.Cover no basics, assumes lots of thing and term this course as beginner for Java where actually there is no Java taught.
автор: Amir M O•
May 24, 2016
Poorly designed and explained. You do not really gain much knowledge from this course.
I would not recommend my friends and basically others to take this course. There are far better courses out there for much cheaper prices.
автор: MD. S H S•
May 08, 2020
This course is not a beginner course and can't understand what was the course motive to teach a student. For me, it was a total waste of time. Full of disappointment!!!
автор: Steven B•
May 11, 2020
Complete lack of support from instructors. Questions were not clearly answered and only led to more confusion. Instructions for assignments contradictory to lessons.
автор: John M C•
Feb 16, 2020
Really poor job teaching java programming. I'm a beginner at coding at the teachers teaching this course are terrible. I don't want to take this course.
автор: Gargi K•
Jan 29, 2020
The assignments could be a little more well suited to people from varying backgrounds.
The current assignments are a little difficult for beginners.
автор: Hamel H•
Jan 03, 2016
Teaches you Java in a "toy" environment (Blue Jay) would be helpful to learn Java in Eclipse or another IDE that you would normally work in.
автор: Francois M•
Jan 26, 2016
Use very specific environment that cannot be used in practice in the the Real World.
For a much better course, use UC San Diego versions.
автор: Kartikey p•
Jul 13, 2018
Not organised properly. And it is stated that this course is for beginners. But the concepts and their usage is not properly explained.
автор: Ibrahim H•
Oct 26, 2016
Paying for course just to learn how to loop and make if else statements... I don't think this is the best way to learn java!
автор: MD S H•
Sep 06, 2020
VERY POORLY STRUCTURED.ASSIGNMENTS ARE LENGTHY AND TOUGH AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR IT ARE NOT CLEAR
NOT RECOMMENDED FOR BEGINNERS
автор: Jennifer T•
Oct 03, 2019
STRONGLY DISAPPOINTED! VERY CONFUSING! DON'T PAY FOR THIS -- NOT WORTH IT! This class is very poorly designed.
автор: Alam M•
Mar 16, 2020
I don't recommend this course at all. The example and quiz seems tedious. Worst part is using the BlueJ.
автор: Ryan W•
Apr 04, 2016
This course is not suitable for beginners at all, everything basic is skipped. Highly not recommended