Oct 01, 2017
I have played around with Ruby on Rails before but this course really helped me understand the nots and bolts. It is worth replicating all the examples shown in the videos to get a good understanding,
May 02, 2016
Good intro, nice to mix in the various concepts that I will be working with as well (Heroku, Git, etc.). Also appreciated the Java comparisons since I have been working in Java for 15 years.
por Mohaimin A A•
Nov 16, 2015
Difficult to follow with no live coding.
por Junbeom L•
Feb 22, 2017
Please update the given Gemfile in Homework.
por Kristoffer H•
Sep 23, 2015
Are you a struggling programmer? Someone who doesn't know how to install software via command line? Not experienced with GitHub? If any of those describe you then this is not the course for you. The professors seem to create an environment where if you are too new to anything, then you should take a different course(even though every module has "introduction to .." in the title). Does Coursera offer introductory courses to Ruby or Ruby on Rails other than this "introduction" course? No.
por DT D•
Sep 27, 2015
No accurate help, no feedback on the graders, 2 out of 3 assignments where not specified correctly, or just wrong... this course will only teach you to be frustrated.
por Dan P•
Mar 11, 2017
Overall I was disappointed with this course. In the end I don't think it was any better than any of the free online tutorials out there. The instructor spoke so quickly in the videos he was nearly incomprehensible. The explanations were incomplete at best and most of the time amounted to nothing more than "type this... now type this.". I'm well aware that the only way to learn programming is by doing it yourself, but if I pay for a course I expect an explanation of how things work under the hood. I was looking forward to taking the entire Ruby On Rails specialization, now I'm not so sure.
por Karl K•
May 16, 2016
Wordy, dirge like. The topic is interesting but the exposition is so boring - the reading of a lecture outline - that I'd rather study on my own 8-(
por Andrew O•
Feb 16, 2016
Poor help with instructions. Was trying to install to Linux while reading the video screen as there is little documentation or any actual explanation as to what you're doing. Got to a part where a command on my terminal wouldn't work and given I have no idea how it works to begin with I couldn't debug the issue.
Also as a general review of the little of the course I did it's generally considered poor form to just read back what the viewer can see on the screen already when doing presentations. Was disappointed with this course.
por Piyush P•
Nov 09, 2017
Very narrow course. It clearly shows the difference between MOOC and practical real courses.
Nov 04, 2016
Horrible. The tests make very little sense, use elements not described in the course and is generally very confusing.
por Melissa B•
Dec 02, 2017
The course materials are so out-of-date that they are wrong. I wasted hours of my time each week trying to figure out how to fix the instructors' failure to update the materials.
por Agnes S•
Feb 14, 2016
It assusmes quite a lot of things about web programming… and the assignments were too complex to just practice what we should learn in an introductory course.
por P F•
Jun 05, 2018
Nothing really learned. Teaching does not reflect exam. You need to read a book to answer questions for exam and if that is the case, why am I taking this class if they are not going to teach what is going to be tested? Poor and not clear. Little provided and alot asked. Again, if i need to find the answer someplace else - why have this class??
por Heather C W•
Oct 08, 2017
While the description for this program states that you do not need to have any experience with Ruby in order to take this Ruby on Rails program, that is entirely false. You have to have not only experience working with Ruby, but also working without any instruction. The professor does not explain anything regarding utilizing the IDE environment, working with bootstrap files, how to implement code, or how to write code. I had to consult GitHub and Stackoverflow forums for assistance on most of the assignments and guess on everything else. I spent 4 days working on the final assignment due to faulty bootstrap files provided without any help from course professors. This is by far the worst course I have taken with Coursera.
por qichao j•
Mar 23, 2018
this courses really reading ppt only nothing learned
por Cristóbal A S V•
Jan 31, 2016
Very bad course too fast is not an introduction more like a remember of things, this course try to covers too much information in 3 weeks and the assigments are not well guided and messy
por Giannis F•
Apr 02, 2016
por Mark K•
Dec 01, 2017
The materials in this foundational course are in need of updating. They should use ruby and rails versions which are supported by current interations of the mainline linux providors. This course does not reflect will on Johns Hopkins University.
Mar 18, 2016
I am afraid this is going to be a rather negative review. Having completed over 10 Coursera courses over the year, and numerous other online classes, this is officially the worst. For me personally, the whole course was a complete waste of time. Put it simply, the presenter can't teach, at least not the MOOCs. There were no structure. The instructions were all over the place, and explanations were inadequate. After drumming how important to actually "code", he proceeded to present the whole lecture showing small pieces of codes.... on slides. After touting how cool and useful Sublime is as a developer tool, he didn't even use it. After telling everyone how useful regular expression is but not part of this course (so he won't explain), he went on to use regular expressions for all the sample codes for the rest of the lecture. As mentioned, there was no structure as to how he present Ruby/Rails as a programming platform. It was bits of code here, bits of code there. Beside getting a feel of what Ruby syntax is like, there was no learning. I am aware there are suggested readings, but then why doing this MOOC at all.
As I check out other courses from the same Ruby specialization, the student numbers are getting smaller. Hardly everyone post on the forums, I also check the Classmates map. I suspect many simply gave up since the Intro classes were so bad. It's really not hard to find better material to learn Ruby/Rails, even just slightly better, even YouTube videos. I am frustrated at myself for putting in the effort (really try) and wasted days. I am leaving this course and unlikely to sign up any MOOC from the same team again.
por George K•
Jan 01, 2016
A lot of things (Ruby version controls, PhantomJS installation) from this course don't work on Mac OS X El Capitan.