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.
May 17, 2020
I found this course very useful. I can see the utilisation of parallel computing in many fields of software development industry. So it's really useful for developers.
von Alban D•
Apr 15, 2019
Very interesting content: it is definitely useful to get into that topic. Mini projects are sometimes a bit light: what has to be done is so simple that it can be frustrating... or misleading (I would expect to have more than a single line to change sometimes).
von Saifuddin M•
Oct 15, 2017
I liked the course. It introduced some of the concepts in parallel programming very well. I would suggest if it focuses more on Java implementations from the java.util.concurrent package like Countdown Latches and Cyclic Barriers it would be more helpful.
von Anton O•
Dec 17, 2017
Good course. I've expected less theory and more practice, but all in all I'm happy with the course. Block about parallel streams was the most useful for me. On the other hand part about array multiplication was quiet useless from practical point of view.
von Abid A S•
Apr 18, 2020
Was quite helpful... cleared many basic concepts in parallel programming ... but you should come up more industry oriented examples .. code samples uses rice university's own package in some examples..these could be done with regular java libraries
von Artur G•
Aug 04, 2017
This course is quite a shot one. The lectures are condense and programming assignments are purely academic. However I still would suggest to take it if one wants to learn about high level abstraction upon parallel computing in Java.
von Cyril A•
Jan 22, 2019
Materials are informative. Instructor is good. Good to have programming assignments to practice the material learned. Assignments after assignment 2 were a little light though. The first two assignments were at a good level though.
von erdem o•
Dec 10, 2017
It was a useful course, but last two homeworks were exactly same as professor explained in demo implementations. I would expect them to take a bit more time and having a variety of easy/difficult tasks in each homework.
von Donghe X•
Mar 17, 2019
Thanks for the course materials! I'm getting a lot of new knowledges from the course for cs fundamentals. I'd like to suggest to have more concrete examples to explain many concepts like SPAN, signal and put, etc.
von Sagnik D•
May 26, 2020
I found the explanation of how to precisely code phasors lacking as the Thread stuff was already provided in sample code and never explained. Quite satisfied with the rest of the course though.
von Krishna K•
Jun 19, 2018
Excellent Course.I always wanted a good course on java concurrency and parallel programming.And finish->async, isolated, forAsync constructs are awesome.I have learnt much from this course.
von Elias R•
Jul 28, 2019
Very good and comprehensive video lectures! Sometimes the auto-grader results from Coursera fluctuate from one submission to the other, but overall it was a really interesting course.
von Valdas Z•
Nov 07, 2017
Very useful course about parallel programming theory and practice.
Could be less examples with custom libraries instead of standard java features looking to practical usage at work.
von Sebastiaan V•
Sep 24, 2018
The information found in this course is great. The first and second mini projects were of average difficulty, but the third and fourth mini projects were too trivial.
von Mehmet A B•
Jan 28, 2018
Instructor is awesome. However instead of sharing ready libraries for parallelism (like forall loop) in section 3, native codes should be used for forall loops etc.
von Sarvasva R•
Aug 30, 2017
Introduction to theoretical concepts was good, but not very deep. The exercises didn't really contribute much to my understanding of the course material in general.
Feb 28, 2019
This course explain the concepts in a great way but the exercises
needs to be more rich with problems to enhance our understanding to the concepts.
von Thatiana F d O•
Sep 05, 2017
A great course, but I think it would be even better if only the structures from Java 8 were used, and not the functons build by the Rice University.
von Akshat A•
Sep 06, 2018
Great material, well arranged course flow, willing teacher, and nice project snippets. More coding samples and projects could have been included.
von Shady I•
Sep 03, 2017
The courses covers broadly the new synchronization primitives in Java8. It is very clear and demonstrative. It is very shallow though.
von Vitalii D•
Apr 19, 2019
Thank you for this course! Really interesting, but lacks the real world examples and has little number of tasks to complete.
von Marcin K•
Nov 23, 2017
More details on concurrency would be a huge benefit to course and students (even as optional material)
von Johannes D•
Sep 29, 2017
Good course that gave you a good overview. The code assignments code have been a little more advanced.
von Arun N•
Sep 17, 2017
Simple delivery, very manageable work load, and still something tangible to take away from the course.
von Ivan K•
Jan 16, 2019
It was useful and interesting course, however, I'd like to see more complicated practical tasks
von Xiao X•
Jan 25, 2018
-1 star due to the too-easy homework.
I wish the homework can be harder and more challenging.