The course was pretty challenging (and occasionally frustrating) for a novice programmer, but doable.\n\nI enjoyed the course, and came away with a greater understanding of computers and programming.
Actually, before I start this course I had not a good idea about OOP concept such as constructors, HashMap.now I have fair confidence about that. thank you duke university making such an arrangement.
von wen c•
videos are good and course is helpful. However, no staff working for forum, so if anyone has any problem, no staff is helping you.
von Prithvi K•
The assignments were straight forward with the algorithm laid out fully. could have been a little difficult
von Vu M L•
Still needs some reconfiguration to the quizes. I am not satisfied with those. Needs to be fixed!
von Kerstin K•
Course and Assignments were good, but don't hope for an answer in the discussion forums.
von OMKAR S•
Quizzes are very time-consuming. It will be better to give programming assignments.
von P J•
the reading part has many errors and unneccessary methods
von Neng P•
Discussion forums for this course was not quite helpful.
von Konrad D•
OK, big improvement from first 2 in this series
von Frank T•
Poor Quizzes and little help on the forum
von Ernest D K A•
Not foundational course at all.
von Olga V•
Do not recommend this course and this specialization for beginners. 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 explanations, short videos, too complicated and multiple assignments, using BlueJ environment which nobody in a real world uses.
von Md. A•
The course asks for lots of programming and hard work which I appreciate as a way of learning better. But, some of the quiz questions have questionable wording which leads learner to answer wrong and have less grade even after knowing about the algorithm well and having correct program developed. This is frustrating.
von Asif K•
Again, I wish the teachers would explain explicitly what is needed for the programming exercise. I felt abandoned by the faculty when I was trying to work out the programming exercise. There is an assumption that we as students know what the teachers are talking about.
von Chase A E•
Felt this was too vague for beginners, and too simple for those with experience. Spent a lot of time fighting with the quizzes to get it the answers it wanted, rather than focusing on writing good code.
von Preston T•
Needs to talk more about the theory and how the data structures work (HashSet, HashMap, ArrayList). What are their efficiencies? None of this was discussed in the class.
Fantastic course. Great assignments and lectures. Low score because the workload is excessively high and overwhelming for novice programmers
von Muhammad G•
Pretty Boring and absurd. Not a good way to describe the concepts
von Milton C•
Too many weeks go by without feedback on forums.
von Mohamed M H•
it was very hard
von Wesley N•
The course was good for developing routine problem solving skills, as in the first course "Java Programming: Solving Problems with Software". However, the emphasis was supposed to be on Arrays, Lists and Structured data, and I do not think that was the case. These topics were mentioned tangentially to solving the class problems, rather than being the focus.
In summary, I could have learned as much about Arrays, Lists, and Structured Data in about 30 minutes of Googling as I did in 4 weeks of this course. However, it wasn't a total loss, as I became more proficient at the basics, simply because of the exercises.
von Okkes E S•
it gets repetitive after week 2. it becomes unhelpful learning new concepts. I was expecting to learn more about important points of arrays and lists (such as erasing from an iterable, or null exceptions), than repeating similar practice for weeks.
von Amir M O•
Poorly designed and explained. You do not really gain much knowledge from this course.
I would not recommend my friends and basically others to take this course. There are far better courses out there for much cheaper prices.
von Dr J R C•
Not really useful ~ I would like to email in a PDF of my comments covering this course and the second course in this series
von Stanislav S•
I hated whit all my bones this one, boring, repetitive
von Seif E M•
A Very Hard course that you can't overcome it easily