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 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.
por 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
por Enric M•
Nov 24, 2015
This is a good Java Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBWX97e1E9g&list=PLE7E8B7F4856C9B19
I followed two videos and I'm learning in my way.
I left the course because the ammount of time required was too high. For example, for one part of an exercise I spent a total of 12 hours distributed in 3 days. For the other part of the exercise I spent 1 hour. Also, in the part one, the last exercise was tremendouly difficult for begginers and for someone (my case) that know one language.
You are making people hate Java. This is not for begginers. I have to say that the part of codepen and HTML was great.
Fortunatelly, I didn't pay. But I think that paying for this course is a waste of money. I had a good experience in other Coursera programming course: "An Introduction to Interactive Programming in Python" of Rice Unviersity. The examples were awesome and the tests were reasonable, quite the opposite to this course.
Also, Eclipse is so much better than BlueJ in many ways, also into learning...
And there's more things that must be improved, but no time and no money.
I'm very dissapointed to this course and Duke Univeristy.
por Dr J R C•
Sep 30, 2016
Use of Duke own specialised librarie ~ not the best way of learning progamming for the real world.
por 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.
por 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.