Dec 13, 2017
This is a great course in parallel programming. The videos were very clear, summaries reinforced the video material and the programming projects and quizzes were challenging but not overwhelming.
Aug 28, 2017
Great course. Introduces Parallel Programming in Java in a gentle way.\n\nKudos to Professor Vivek Sarkar for simplifying complex concepts and presenting them in an elegant manner.
von Ivan K•
Dec 16, 2017
Fantastic course with perfect balance between theory and practice
von Jussi J•
Aug 22, 2017
Very good introduction to modern parallel programming in Java 8.
von Qian L•
Jan 24, 2018
The combination of quiz and programming assignment helps understanding the course in a quite nice way. I will finish up the other two courses for sure.
von Josh S•
Feb 09, 2018
This was a very well laid out, useful, and interesting course. I have done a few of them and this was one of the better ones by far. Clearly communicated and short lectures. Assignments that are actually useful and focus on what you learn. Course doesn't require a huge time sink so good for professionals.
von Jean-Baptiste B•
Aug 09, 2017
The video lessons are short and well made with practical summaries. Parallelism is a must for every serious software engineer just as being good with algorithms and data structures. Re-watch the videos and summaries to help you do the mini-projects.
von DaeMyung K•
Feb 22, 2018
Very good and kind
von Nikolay M•
Jan 31, 2018
very useful concept such as async and future
this course help me understanding parallel programming in Java, I download language X10
please accept my gratitude. the ability to disassemble on the fingers difficult problem is the ability of the truly talented teachers
von Sidronio L•
Jan 29, 2018
Thanks for the opportunity to learn and change my vision for construct algorithms.
von B. M•
Oct 18, 2017
Excellent course! Easily digestible and very fascinating topic. Dr. Sarkar knows his stuff and knows how to teach it!
von Keesun B•
Feb 15, 2018
Very useful course to understand basic terms and syntax of parallel programming in java.
von Roman M•
Nov 07, 2017
This course is a good introduction to parallel programming. The assignments was to easy. Asides that, everything is great, Vivek Sarkar did a great job to teach fundamentals in easy to understand manner.
von Douglas H•
Aug 14, 2017
Great course for learning parallel programming with Java!
von Abinash S•
Jan 24, 2018
Precise but comprehensive at the same time
von Malyik J•
May 21, 2018
It was a great journey. The course material was clearly presented and it was easy to follow. I recommend it.
von Mr. J•
Jan 12, 2018
Nicely done. Good pace. Good granularity. Appropriate level of coverage.
von Vaibhav j•
Sep 21, 2017
von Rishabh A•
Dec 27, 2017
Very relevant concepts, explained beautifully by a very experienced professor. The assignments were good, but they could involve more programming for more practice!
von chen x•
Oct 15, 2017
von Srikar V•
Aug 28, 2017
Great course. Introduces Parallel Programming in Java in a gentle way.
Kudos to Professor Vivek Sarkar for simplifying complex concepts and presenting them in an elegant manner.
von Lucas B•
Sep 13, 2017
This is a very good general introduction to the parallel APIs with Java
von Oh, M W•
Mar 11, 2018
Very concise and helpful.
von Tobi L•
Oct 23, 2017
Concise, well structured and effective. I now know the basics of ForkJoinPool, barriers, split-phase barriers and promises. Also the analysis of computation graphs really solidified my understanding of the relationship between parallelism and speedup over sequential equivalents.
von Kumar G•
May 09, 2018
It's a very good course on learning the parallel programming in Java. Enjoyed it :)
von Talgat Q•
Apr 21, 2018
Dear Coursera and Rice University team, thank you for this course.
Being a PhD student at Nazarbayev University (Astana, Kazakhstan) at Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering I found answers for lots of my questions about parallel programming and also new direction that I should move on.
von David L•
Aug 27, 2017
Excellent introduction to parallel programming in Java. Professor Sarkar is very clear and detailed in his lectures. The quizzes are challenging but not overly difficult. The projects are very straightforward and the video demonstrations are very helpful. Professor Sarkar and the teaching assistants were very active in the forum, helping to answer questions, clarifying concepts, and resolving issues.
One area for improvement is the automated testing grader of the projects. The projects are graded on percentage speedup of your parallelized code, but sometimes they would pass locally while not pass on the testing server. Then I just had to keep submitting the same code over and over again until the tests finally all pass. It's nice the number of times you can submit is unlimited, but having to submit the same code just to pass a certain speedup threshold is not the best use of time.
Overall, I learned a great deal, and appreciate all of the hard work that went behind putting together a course like this. Highly recommended!