Great course! I had some previous knowledge, but this was perfect to fill in the gaps. Also, unit testing was completely new to me and will be very useful in future projects. Thanks for making this!
In starting five weeks , all answers were directly provided and week 6 and 7 were very tough. So i suggest to equalize the toughness level in all weeks ,ie, no direct spoon feed nor abrupt toughness
автор: António P N•
No autonomous work
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автор: Shiv S•
Scattered a bit
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автор: clinton c•
I found that I spent a lot of time watching videos and not much time doing practical work, there was very little info to copy down other than screenshots. I had to stop after chapter 5 as I felt I wasn't learning much and go and do Dr. Chuck's Python for Everybody course then come back. He was much better at explaining how Python works (especially lists, dictionaries and tuples) and has great examples.
This course's Chapter 7 final Wiki took a long time as it wasn't explained that you shouldn't use the csv.DictWriter tool for one of one of the files despite it being suggested. I ended up going over my Wiki quota while trying to figure out the solution.
автор: Nancy J•
I learn a lot in this class about how to write regex, convert a Python file to csv, With blocks, loops, dictionaries. The labs done using Qwiklabs were a headache. Not only the wording made a challenge to follow, but the poor explanation made t worse. On top of that, the fact that throughout the whole class you were just told to type some code on Qwiklabs to and then being told to write your code from zero during the last assignment made it a huge challenge. Don't take me wrong, I learned a lot! But if you are going to be hands off during the class, do it little by little not at once.
автор: Jay J•
While some of the contents are good for students new to the subject. There are tons of inconsistencies. The subtitles have alot of errors, in every video, you have to refer to transcript text in order to get the correct details.
codes from lecture are not available in transcription , this is just unacceptable for a programming class.
So called "cheat notes" are just web links in this module.
the final project, the python interpreter is out of date, hours was wasted troubleshooting capturing groups.
автор: Dirk v K•
The most frustrating course I have done. The labs used for the graded assignments are horrible. You either have to copy-paste everything, or if you try to figure it out yourself you get no feedback on why you are not getting points.
The videos are fine.
автор: Олег Ш•
Weeks 1-5: copy-past, cheat-sheet = cheat-shit.
Weeks 6-7: omg wtf + python 3.5 instead of 3.6 or later.
If your regex groups like smth aren't working, replace it with smth.group(1).
Also, exercise 3 in week 7 is necessary (not obvious).
автор: Tony M•
You need have other knowledge for example Linux command, Bash code and know some python module how to use... but this course not more detail to tell student how to use it. And the quiz or lab will use it...
автор: Quenita D•
Good class but I have a lot of problems to finish my assigments and tests. How I can finish this course if the automatic review does not allowme to pass even though my answer were correct
автор: Zachary B•
This course was super slow paced until the last two chapters. The final project is way too hard compared to the other projects.
автор: Jonathan W•
Some of the test were just cut-and-paste to fill in the code.
The final test was challenging and good to write actual code.
автор: cintya l•
I wish the instructor would explain some concepts instead of just reading them.
автор: Kenneth M•
I felt this course jumped around to too many topics and was not focused enough.
автор: Olajide A•
Not info help struggled to finish
автор: maria g t f•
always got rejected by qwiklabs
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автор: Angus M•
Do not take this course.
The quizzes are fine. They can be a little obscure, but there are tools on the Internet like Stackoverflow for techniques and the Tryit Editor for testing things out without just handing you the answer. The video lessons are flawed - Coursera wasn't designed to handle code, so the text in the questions screws up any time it's indented too far, forcing you to scroll sideways to read every line. And the non-code questions are usually useless vocab or trivia.
But it's the end-of-chapter labs that make this unsalvageable. Google will ask you to do something, then give you nearly every line of code required to write it. If you try to do it a different way, or execute multiple steps at once, there's a good chance it won't work even if the output is exactly what they asked for.
This will continue until Week 7 when they want you to do something in Ubuntu using a program they provide for you, which you can't read. When your attempt fails, you cannot debug it because you can't read that program. Nor can you stop and try again later if you get stuck because your session will be wiped. Even if you know how to copy your code from Ubuntu - something Google never teaches you - it's untestable outside of the lab session because you don't have the unreadable program.
I spent days of my life on programming sites, struggling to build 99% of the code so I could do the last 1% in the lab, refusing to take the easy out and just ask tech support for the answer, and finally I realized, "Why don't I just drop this class and stop spending 50 bucks a month for the privilege of teaching myself through Stackoverflow?"
Do that. Decide on a little project, maybe some simple math or folder organization. Use Regex101 and Tryit to see if your code works. Let Ubuntu run Python on your computer. Check Stackoverflow and other help sites to see how to transfer files. I promise you that however directionless you might feel, it's better than wading through this tar pit of a course. I am not finishing. Goodbye.
автор: Eduardo S•
Sure. From the moment the course started I felt I made a mistake since your google instructors are more interested in their appearance and how they read their script than the content of what they are "teaching."
You sent us many times to "read other resources" rather than going deep and EXPLAIN the concepts yourself, not just let the students assume the responsibility to go deeper which I can guarantee you they will not.
Then, I found very well explained Python courses in youtube where the instructor was sincere, knowledgeable and you didn't have to see his face all the time like yours. He spent 100% of the videos showing a screen with CODE and HOW TO DO THINGS one concept after another non-stop, rather than a stupid face with makeup. I mean, seriously, this is not a class about philosophy where you need more talk than action but the opposite.
Yes, it was your course in general that made me quit and continue on my own. Google meant something when it wasn't evil 20 years ago, but now not so much. Besides, getting a badly explained "certificate" from google is like getting a certificate from Oreo Cookies, Inc. Just embarrassing. Don't you think?
Can I get a refund?
I would have given this course a higher rating if it were not for the terrible labs being offered by Qwiklabs using an arhaic test editor. This is no fault of the instructor who presented the material vocally ok but was a bit too trigger happy in not displaying the demo code on the screen long enough for us to see it. Had to keep rewinding to see the code
In the last module(Week 7) we are supposed to write a program from scratch. This involves substantial programming effort since it uses nested dictionaries. The program needs as input a textfile containing logs and named syslog.log It would have helped us tremendously if this file was made available either in the code window or with the option of downloading. Everything else could be copied from the instructions and pasted into our local editor but this one important file is not available.
Add to this typos in the instructions and a lousy editor and you have a nightmare of a time doing this last important lab
Get your act together, Qwiklabs and Google
автор: Forrest C•
The content the module intends to teach is great. The execution of the module is a dumpster fire especially when arriving at the final lab and final assessment (Beware Python veterans). Those are the points where the module goes from holding your hand too much to forcing you to guess what results the "Progress Checks" are looking for. You are expected to turn their guided pseudo code to functional scripts and even when you achieve the desired result, the content of your script can prevent you from progressing; then it becomes guess work to give it what it wants due to lack of direction from the instructor and lack of feedback from Qwiklabs. Some of the videos were okay but overall, I can't believe Google is okay with putting there name anywhere near this infuriating module. So happy I got it over with.
автор: Tetiana K•
I don't recommend this course. As for novices in Python programming, it has a lot of almost not discussed in lectures things. As for other, it is simply time wasting. Seeing some samples, you realize that not all of them are samples of good code. I am not eager of PEP8, but some things about comparisons with True/False are very reasonable.
In labs is using Python3.5 but not declared in the very begging of the course Python3.7. Maybe this is not so important, but some things from re (discussed in the course, by the way) from Python3.7 is unsupported in Python3.5. Also, labs with only dully typing text from one window to another are time wasting. There are some technical issues in labs with home directory accessing. There are no typed scripts from lecture provided. ...