Oct 13, 2017
Great into to Java, instructors have clearly put thought in to the format with the choose your own learning style videos, and additional coverage where it may be needed. These have been very helpful.
Oct 14, 2015
I loved this course! The course videos and the projects sharpened my idea about some of the toughest concepts of Java and OOP. I recommend this course to anyone interested in learning OOP in Java. ☺
von Stanislav L•
May 24, 2017
This course is great to dive into "real development". However, GUI Development in Java is not the most popular directions nowadays.
von Jorge A G L•
Jan 31, 2016
Sometimes the person who is speaking it doesnt inderstand very well
Some exercises it doesnt understand very well
theyll asume you yave more experience that they wanted for this course.
I think it would be if they give more examples and exercise for the assigments
von Syed M A Z•
Jan 24, 2016
Great Course :)
von greg w•
Aug 10, 2016
I liked the "How I struggled" and "Challenge" videos. The course itself was challenging to me and I learned a few object oriented programming concepts that can help me at work.
von Raul C M•
Oct 20, 2015
Was great I enjoyed the whole project working with processing applets
von Octave M•
Nov 01, 2016
The material is explained really well, and there are many concepts that are introduced that it helps set a good foundation in OOP. The project is pre-built which is the only thing that I didn't enjoy a lot, I would have preferred starting everything from scratch as I think it would help cement the stuff learnt even more.
Nov 15, 2015
Its a good course to take. As we learn OOP in a better understandable way. Instructors explain the concepts well. Also I always like working with maps and as this course assignments are based on map data, plotting data on real maps it like it more. But it would be great if the course have taught to execute the same code through java jar. As using Papplet via eclipse is easy but how to use the same code via computer terminal is quite tricky as we don't find any main method in our code.
von Karsten S•
Feb 19, 2016
This is definitely one of the best courses I have taken. The presentations, resources, and projects are very creative and well designed. The "what do you want to cover next" quizzes tempt you to try things on your own before looking for help, which is a nice teaser. The only reason I give it 4/5 is that a few of the project instructions were too vague to figure out what they were asking for (i.e. without asking).
von Alaa k•
Feb 03, 2016
A very well constructed materials provide deep understanding of the OOP core concepts.
Do not hesitate enrolling.
von pradyumna r•
Jan 19, 2016
A little more about interfaces and abstract classes should be added to understand the concepts better
von Eduardo H•
Feb 01, 2016
Very great job. It should recommend a bibliography though.
von David P•
Oct 20, 2015
Although I agree that the mapping library that is used for the programming assignments adds something visually interesting to the course, I felt that it added an unnecessary level complexity when it came understanding the object-oriented aspects of the language. I spent a lot of time trying to understand how to use a library that I won't likely use again just to be able to apply the core programming concepts being taught in that lesson. Having said this, I felt a good sense of accomplishment after getting through the final project.
von Jesús Á A G•
Feb 07, 2016
Good course, ideal for the first half of a second course in computer science. A little java experience is recommended buy you'll probably be ok if you have program in a statically type programming language before because you can pick up java very quickly. The lectures are very good, I think that the teachers are excellent expositors but I feel that they could be more detailed. The project is about representing earthquakes in a map and you are always increasing the complexity. Finally you need to add your own extension which I found an excellent opportunity to test your imagination and your capacity to create new things.
The only cons of the course for me is the way assignments are evaluated. I think it has to do with the fact that they are interactive. You have to answers questions in a Quiz related to the week content and the project. But the are not very demanding, therefore they do not reflect how much you really know.
In general I recommend taking this course if you are in self study journey in computer science, even more the specialization start to get more interesting and demanding in the follow up courses, more complete and detailed.
von Kim C•
Oct 20, 2015
Perfect for beginner/novice programmer who want's to take the next step.
von Soumyarup B•
Jun 04, 2016
A good course and beautiful lectures. But the programming assignments should be little more tough.
von Robert K•
Jan 09, 2018
It was a good course. If you are looking a general introdution to Computer Science with Java elements, then go for it. My intent was to simply go over syntax and some intricacies of Java. It is slowly paced in this manner. Nevertheless, I've completed a 6-week course in about a week (not working everyday) and managed to get a certificate.
The structure let's you skip things you already know (like searching algorithms) and implement stuff on your own. One thing that they could have addes is ... code checking. A self-validation is not good when it comes to veryfing real programming skills. However, I guess Java grader would be more complicated than already existing coursera's python grader.
All in all 4/5, could be better, I don't think Java itself was the main focus of this course. Good very intro to the topic.
von Adil F•
Nov 28, 2015
I am learning from this course and thats far more better
von Patrick M•
Feb 22, 2016
Good course, but a few loose ends that could be tightened up. Definitely helped with my rusty java skills.
von abhijit p k•
May 11, 2016
Excellent for basic understanding about the Java language.
von Eugene T•
Nov 27, 2015
Well structured content and great explanation on concepts. I really like the concept challenge portion as it helps dig into the application of the concepts explained in the lecture. It would have been better if the lecture slides were available in pdfs.
von Lucas R•
Jan 27, 2017
Mar 25, 2016
I have been following this course since mid 2015 and I found it very good. But because of my busy schedule I usually switch the session. But this time I am really motivated to devote some time for this great course to learn OOP. I have learned a lot in my university about java programming but they did not teach us these stuff which are practiced. we solved a lot of problems there but they had nothing much about using java libraries and OOP. Thanks all the lecturers from UCSD and Coursera for such a great course.
von Fernando H S B•
Aug 04, 2018
Com este curso eu finalmente aprendi conceitos que eu não conseguia aprender antes, como o por que usar interfaces e classes abstratas. Meu conhecimento de java e orientação a objetos está muito mais profundo agora, com certeza o curso valeu muito a pena.
von Modi J•
Oct 12, 2018
This is course very useful for me specially to learn project base learning and for class-room syllabus too. By leaning through this course i developed my practical skills .
Sep 02, 2016
excellent for beginners