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.
Mar 29, 2018
Great course, it does help to have some background knowledge in another language but it is doable without any. goes through some fun projects but also some work usable items such as CSV parsing.
por Peter L•
Mar 24, 2019
Why must we be forced to use BlueJ? Also, from explanation to problems the learning curve is slightly steep. Would be better with more practical walkthrough coding examples first.
por Shavonn D•
Aug 03, 2019
A good course overall, however, there is little training given on how to debug and identify coding errors. Every mistake needs to be closely looked at, with a lot of trial and error approaches, which were greatly tedious. The time estimations on the last two weeks of assignments, were fairly off from the actual time taken (Given as 10 mins, took 2 hours easily!!).
The course is good, but is not supplemented with the best Java platform to debug and understand, and the quizzes can be very irritating since a small roadblock in coding, can lead to stalling for hours. Without being able to pass the quiz, there is no way to proceed or even fix the code.
por Manigandan S•
Sep 22, 2019
This course is definitely not for beginners. But people with little knowledge on JAVA or coding of any other language will find this useful. Assignments are really helpful
por Noran H•
Sep 16, 2019
Not for a beginner level at all , The estimated times for the exercises is so much less than the required the exercises require hours ,, week 2 is difficult and require alot of time:|
por Olga V•
Nov 09, 2018
Do not recommend this course and this specialization for beginners. The first part of the specialization was even good, bit this one went considerably worse. Maybe worthy to make only if you have an experienced developer on your side to help you. Most likely, you're going to be really frustrated. Had high expectations on this courses, sadly was disappointed. Poor and unclear explanations, too complicated and multiple assignments, everything moves too fast for a beginner. Plus using a BlueJ environment which nobody in a real world uses.
por YiWei C•
Mar 10, 2019
I do not think it is helpful enough.
It just tells lots of basic things.
por Subhrangshu A•
Nov 05, 2018
Course taught up to like beginner level, assignments are like PhD level. Need to read from other sources, in depth, to solve these assignments.
por Суслина Э В•
Apr 09, 2016
It is really not for beginners. The first week was ok , but we didn't spend much time coding. Then it was really difficult to follow.
por Shachi P•
Aug 23, 2016
This course is really hard, and I am having ALOT trouble understanding it. Overall, it is not one of the best courses I have taken.
por Kirk S•
Jun 27, 2017
The instructors were not around for help or commentary and the videos and lessons were sub-par.
por Andreas M•
Oct 17, 2017
i think its not for beginners
por Rick P•
Oct 25, 2017
The data set in the genome studies was too large for mine - and judging by the forums - others computers memory to compile. Which made some of the exercises/tests very difficult to complete. Also, a few of the tests seemed to have at best unclear questions and at worst plain wrong. &-:
por Nadav Z•
Nov 10, 2015
Couldn't fiish the course. Not hard, but exhausting and not interesting.
por Felicia K•
Oct 27, 2015
Could not get through the first week. Way too much emphasis on BlueJ and Duke University specific libraries. I I already have a decent foundation in coding and took the course with the idea I could get a refresher on Java. If your a beginner there are way better courses out there. This course is all over the place and I could see it being confusing for someone just picking up programming.
por lee h•
Mar 13, 2018
Video instructors are knowledgeable, and I like the challenge of the assignments. But I recently got stuck on an assignment and went to the discussion forum for help. No response from any of the moderators or peers. Plus the codesnippet tool to post code to the forum is absolute crap. Will not format any code even if it is written in line by line. I have been fruitless trying to search for help outside of this course so far as well.
Lots of wasted time.
I really want to finish the class, but I doubt I will ever waste my money on these Duke\Java classes again. I will go elsewhere.
por Chadrick A E•
Apr 01, 2018
The instruction for the first week was quite basic and taught the learner little about how to actually write code in Java. However the assignments, which scarcely reflect the instruction, dive into code you were not taught how to write, and at a level well beyond any reasonable estimation of a true beginner. The assignment instructions are somewhat confusing and the necessary resources are scattered here and there. The first quiz reflected the homework, and so was likewise beyond anything that was actually taught. As well, its resources have to be gathered from here and there. The discussion board is rife with complaints echoing what I just wrote, as well as complaints about the basic course design and organization problems. These complaints are an ongoing issue, and stretch for almost a year back. Unless you are a fair hand at programming in a related language already, I would not sign up for 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.
por William H•
Jul 17, 2018
NOT FOR BEGINNERS AT ALL
por 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.
por Natalie R•
Nov 08, 2017
This course is a huge disappointment. It is impossible to start the first assignment due to lack of information or examples of any kind. Many of the students have posted the same issue on the discussion forum and we are receiving no answers from mentors. This specific class is extremely frustrating and a huge waste of time. I am not the only one who thinks this!!!!! Someone should fix this class before they loose a lot of subscriptions because students are frustrated!!!!!
por Naman G•
Mar 20, 2018
por 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.
por 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.
por Eiakihonroeda M•
Feb 18, 2016
The course is too boring, I am not sure if it is because of the language or the lectures.
por 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.