Really good course so far. Using VSC + git bash on a Windows 10 machine for the programming assignments, and the web-based compiler for the challenges. Really good experiences so far.
My favorite Coursera specialization! Responsive staff, lectures are very clear, assignments are both challenging and educational (closely related to lecture materials). Thank you!
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learn a lot
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por Michael S•
The lecture material and assignments provide a good overview. It's difficult enough to be a challenge for those who can grasp software engineering topics and well-supported with a lot of code and automated challenge question tools plus automated grading of more involved coding assigments. I would recommend supplementary reading and research as the lecturer takes some specific tangents that leave out some general cases. By the end of the course, I gained an appreciation for ordered data structures that I believe will be applicable in modern software development, including my current employment.
Coding exercises are good, but definitely need to read up on material for deeper understanding. This also helps with the exercises (makes them go a bit smoother and more enjoyable). Would be beneficial if there were a brief summary of notes on some of the topics. Would definitely recommend coding from scratch the data structures and basic algorithms taught, it helps solidify understanding. Provides a good introduction into data structures topic.
por Tapojyoti M•
The content is good in terms of the topics that are covered. Binary Tree, BTree, AVL and Heaps are fundamental data structures and are well explained. The code files provided contain lots of comments to thoroughly explain the content. Also the videos explain the concepts well. The assignments could have been more challenging but the reviewing the code files provides the challenge required.
por Justin M•
Great course. I enjoyed it thoroughly. Again, I wish there was more than 1 programming exercise in the class as practice coding these objects is essential. I only wish we had more challenges to code these structures rather than simply picking up with heavily commented, pre-coded objects.
por Charles W•
This was a very interesting class. I certainly learned about data structures but, for me, what I learned most was about recursion. I've heard of it, I knew it conceptually, but this is the first time I actually wrote recursive programs.
por Edward O•
The instructor has a nice engaging style. The lectures are a bit short for me. I wish the assignments had been more challenging. It felt like most of the work was already done. But it was a great refresher.
por Yu H•
Very concise summary covering the most important topics in data structures. The last few lectures were over-summarized. It would be hard to understand the concepts with the material provided here alone.
por Maitreyi C•
It covers a lot of material in a short span of time, so retention is key. Make sure to take a lot of notes and give yourself some time to really process all the material from each week.
por Ram B•
submitting the program assignments for the first time took long and the process was tideous . except that the course content and the instructors explaination all were excellent.
por Ankith M•
Really good course, Makes you understand the intuition of the data structures pretty clear. The exams and assignment for week 4 seems a bit rushed, Could have been better
por Joshua C•
Good quick introduction to ordered data structures. I think this course be well served with a bit more theory explaining the big O justifications.
por Yuxin W•
The lectures are good and elaborate. Some of the exercises are very confusing though.
Overall a good introduction to data structures.
por Fielding I•
The material covered is explained very well, but it feels like these UIUC courses are light in terms of total material per course.
por Ruslan K•
Great course. Although I believe that programming projects are too difficult to handle for someone without CS background.
por John K•
Well done, and well-paced. Even for someone who hasn't taken C++ in 10 years. Good fundamentals class.
por RUTH M•
Assignments were very detailed but not clear enough. Teacher is very helpful and responsive.
por Vladimir N•
i've audited this course. It was very useful and interesting for me. Thanks.