Jun 16, 2016
Like all the modules of this Java specialization, the teachers are very good and the course reaches the objective of teaching the fundamentals of software design with an excellent didactic.
Feb 26, 2017
This nicely packaged course is learner centered. It engages the learner by enforcing practice through interesting exercises and quizzes. Kudos and Thumbs up to the team of great instructors
por Amaliya A•
Apr 06, 2019
Well designed, structured, with a sense of humor :)
To be specific, with this course you are able to write complicated programs step by step with linearly growing difficulty.
por Itai E•
Jul 21, 2019
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.
por Thi T L•
Jul 13, 2019
easy to understand, lots of programming practice
por Frank T•
Jul 12, 2019
Principles are usually explained with code where analogies or schematics would have been more appropriate.
Quizzes are sometimes poor.
Help is hard to get on the forum.
Jun 29, 2019
while the course is structured well, there is almot zero support when one gets stuck. Coursera has not maintained an active forum, unlike other platforms. It ends up wasting a lot of time for us.
por Alana G•
Jun 11, 2019
Overall, this course is pretty good and it helps to learn the basics of Java Interfaces. However, Week 3 was very confusing and discussion posts were not at all helpful in the forums. I am having a lot of trouble with the random text generator (assignment one) and I can not move on until I get that one method correctly. I was not able to understand the getRandomText() method, therefore it was very difficult to do MarkovFour. Especially, when MarkovOne was not even working. The readings had VERY confusing wording and I believe the grammar caused confusion. However, it could have been a typo. That is why I gave this specific course a 3 star rating.
Jun 05, 2019
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por Igor B•
Apr 25, 2019
Excellent course, well designed excercises, good motivating lectures.
por Bogdan U•
Apr 12, 2019
As the previous 3 Courses, very well-thought off and practical - this is exactly what I wanted from a course.
por Jeff M•
Mar 20, 2019
Good class and good education. My only objection is that some of the practice tests seemed unusually difficult.
por Aminath K G•
Feb 25, 2019
Enjoyed this course and the examples used to learn algorithms (earthquakes data and predictive text). I did find that week 3 had a lot of work packed into one week. Otherwise, interesting and fun course.
por LAKKOJU N S S R T•
Feb 22, 2019
very helpful in understanding how to write a logic to a complex program easily.
por Shaun R•
Feb 19, 2019
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.
por Nazeeh A•
Feb 18, 2019
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Jan 31, 2019
por Четверухин А А•
Jan 10, 2019
Nice course which logically ends the series of four. Finally explains why different duke.edu libraries were used as well as BlueJ, which seemed to be strange choise at the beginning. I've finally understood why interfaces and abstract classes are important and how to use it. I decrease the mark to 4 only due to week 3 tests unclarity around hashmap - I've never worked it out how to get to the test results on hashmap size - it was working fine on small samples, but not matching the answers which were in the quiz for the big files which took a lot of time from me and didn't bring satisfaction.
por Saleh T S S•
Dec 31, 2018
You need to explain Exceptions and interfaces more deeply
por Peter G W•
Dec 24, 2018
Near the end of the course it was very difficult to get programs working exactly as intended. I felt the instructions could have been clearer, especially in Week 3's assignments.
por Michael D•
Nov 29, 2018
Fantastic course. Thanks to the instructors and students who helped put this coursework together. I've learned a tremendous amount about OOP and software design. Will continue on with the capstone couse to complete the specialization. Thank you.
por Alex S•
Nov 25, 2018
Awesome course. These professors are great. They are from Duke University
por Karim M E•
Nov 18, 2018
great course recommend it so much
por Sheldon T•
Nov 16, 2018
The practice examples and content are top notch. Learning about markov models was particularly interesting.
Oct 24, 2018
There are a lot of interesting subjects - the basics of the cryptography (the Caesar cipher, the vigenere cipher), the practical use of the markovs model to generate funny texts, some basics with image filtering and if you dont use course IDE blueJ and duke libraries and found how to do this thing with java core - it will be more profitable.
Using custom libraries is very bad for students. We must study java core not some custom libraries.
BlueJ also is a bad choise, even the notepad or the vim are better for understanding the compilation process.
Several tasks and questions are hardly to understand since they are badly formulated.
Also there is no peer reviewed assignments.
por Mary S•
Sep 24, 2018
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.