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.
Oct 16, 2019
This is an Awesome Course . The best thing About this Course is that It has weekly quizzes and Assignments as well as Practice Quizzes for particular Topics which helps in learning it more easily .
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 Arseniy M•
Aug 10, 2020
Very hard. Not much help and poor explanation. Every professor uses their own little tricks and methods so the material does not flow well together. It seems like they assume that you remember every single concept from the start and don't give any useful tips on how to proceed about the learning experiences. This ended up taking way more time than it said on the schedule.
por José F G C•
Jun 11, 2020
In an online course you cannot expect us to learn only by the practise without a little of theory. In the assigments you incorporated things we didn't know and you explained a few there but it is not enough. Here we don't have a regular following like in a real course so we have to learn everything by the theory and only put in practise that we learnt there.
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 asmida n•
Sep 26, 2020
I actually enrolled for this course with a intension to learn java programming from the basis.But i dont get the concept of class,interface,oop etc.this course help me to write the simple program.
por HEMANTH Y•
Feb 19, 2020
I'm unable to understand the tutor language... I feel like they are going fast and I'm unable to catch them.
sorry and I don't want to continue this course anymore.
por Soumyamoy D•
Jul 02, 2020
It would be better if Java was taught from the scratch with syntax and semantics, instead of using BlueJ and external packages at the first instant only.
por Antonio B•
Sep 13, 2020
Way too repetitive. It gets extremely boring doing basically the same tasks with Strings over and over and over and over again. And then some more.
Oct 07, 2020
Fantastic course. Great assignments and lectures. Low score because the workload is excessively high and overwhelming for novice programmers
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.
Mar 29, 2020
Not a very good course for Java. The introduction in week 1 is taught roughly.
por YiWei C•
Mar 10, 2019
I do not think it is helpful enough.
It just tells lots of basic things.
por Ng W L•
Jul 24, 2020
hard to get help, its not very beginner friendly..
por Farhan H P•
Aug 15, 2020
This Course does not cover the Java Basics at all
por Sireesha C•
Oct 04, 2020
Videos are not okay. Could be more explanatory.
por Esau O L•
May 15, 2020
This is not a beginner's course and some questions are not easy as the staff rated, I think is a good course for intermediate people. To answer all the quizzes section you might investigate a lot. We got a life too! Many of us are not in school anymore we have a job and a family. My recommendation, please explain a little more the programming structures like CSVParses is a list or something? I never got it.
PD: The way you use tricky questions is not good to improve programming skills, please put hint at least i.e. " What is the number of boys' names in the file yob1905.csv?"
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 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 Borsós A B•
Jul 01, 2019
Bad organized, too many typos, errors, uncleared and illogic things in the Assignments. I am almost at the end, but now I really quitting this stuff. I liked the Programming C from the Duke, but this one is a total mess. There are no Instructors and Teaching Staff to talk to in the Forums, just some Mentors, but that is not a big help, this Course is total left alone from the Authors. Andy Hilton is a good guy, should read the discussions and correct the errors!
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 Bill Z•
Apr 15, 2016
If you are a real beginner like me (having zero or little programming knowledge) and your time is limited, I think this course (or the specialisation) is not suitable for you. The assignments and quizzes are very time consuming. One week I spent literally 30+ hours writing and debugging codes for just one quiz.
por Cameron F•
Aug 05, 2020
Some algorithms the instructors implement are very inefficient (searching through a whole string three times when what we want could be right at the start).
Also making their own simpler data types rather than just teaching the java built in data types seems like an odd choice. Learners want to learn java!
por Crystal H•
Sep 25, 2017
Assignments are too advanced compared to the videos given. 7 minutes was spend showing how to code. However the entire final quiz on week 1 expects you to code new things that which were never shown in videos without any help. This was not the case in the 1st class in this series.
por Martina A S•
Oct 09, 2020
There are to much requirements expeted to solve this course. It isn't for beginner, because there are no explanations about the basics.
You can learn the Seven-Step-Approach, but not how to translate the human language into Java. The first example is to complex for a beginner.
por Deep P•
Jun 25, 2020
I think, it does have enough information and does not good explanation video quality also poor. Using BlueJ which I don't like because in the real world no one using BlueJ. I am looking for a deep learning concept which I could not find in this course!