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 .
von 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!
von 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
von 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.
von 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!
von 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.
von 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.
von 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!
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.
von 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.
von Amir M O•
May 24, 2016
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 MD. S H S•
May 08, 2020
This course is not a beginner course and can't understand what was the course motive to teach a student. For me, it was a total waste of time. Full of disappointment!!!
von Steven B•
May 11, 2020
Complete lack of support from instructors. Questions were not clearly answered and only led to more confusion. Instructions for assignments contradictory to lessons.
von John M C•
Feb 16, 2020
Really poor job teaching java programming. I'm a beginner at coding at the teachers teaching this course are terrible. I don't want to take this course.
von Gargi K•
Jan 29, 2020
The assignments could be a little more well suited to people from varying backgrounds.
The current assignments are a little difficult for beginners.
von 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.
von 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.
von 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.
von Ibrahim H•
Oct 26, 2016
Paying for course just to learn how to loop and make if else statements... I don't think this is the best way to learn java!
von MD S H•
Sep 06, 2020
VERY POORLY STRUCTURED.ASSIGNMENTS ARE LENGTHY AND TOUGH AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR IT ARE NOT CLEAR
NOT RECOMMENDED FOR BEGINNERS
von Jennifer T•
Oct 03, 2019
STRONGLY DISAPPOINTED! VERY CONFUSING! DON'T PAY FOR THIS -- NOT WORTH IT! This class is very poorly designed.
von Alam M•
Mar 16, 2020
I don't recommend this course at all. The example and quiz seems tedious. Worst part is using the BlueJ.
von Ryan W•
Apr 04, 2016
This course is not suitable for beginners at all, everything basic is skipped. Highly not recommended
von Eiaki M•
Feb 18, 2016
The course is too boring, I am not sure if it is because of the language or the lectures.
von Chirag S•
May 27, 2020
WHO THE HELL TEACHES STUDENTS TO CODE IN BULEJ. Completely disappointing course.
von Ayush J•
May 11, 2020
You should use universal libraries instead of using your own defined libraries.