Apr 24, 2018
The course is fairly advanced and you would need to review the materials many times to understand the concept. The assignments are definitely fun and not as straightforward as other courses.
Aug 25, 2017
Superb study material. Learnt a lot during this course. I am not much into mathematical stuff, but got a hang of how to break problems and improve efficiency through parallelism.
von Piotr G•
Nov 01, 2017
This is a good course that has some really interesting assignments. The lectures are understandable and the topics are explained a bit nicer than a lot of theory in the other Scala courses from Martin Odersky, who conveys knowledge in a more "textbook" form. I am, however, taking one star out for the last assignment which was rather muddy in terms of explanation, long and not easy to debug due to it's size and parallel aspects. I felt way more positive about all other assignments on this course.
von Rahul W•
Dec 11, 2016
Good course but scala understanding is required for this course. So please register for prior course in the certification task to easily complete this course.
von Théophile G•
Jul 17, 2017
Pretty good course
von Benjamin S•
Nov 03, 2016
Great explanations and insights around parallel programming. The instructors help you understand how parallel programming works and are doing great in making the complex topic understandable. To improve it further, there could be more explanations on performance differences between alternative solutions as well as some guidance on how to apply these ideas in practical Scala programming.
von David P•
Jan 25, 2017
Nice course! I learned a lot...
von Zhenduo D•
Nov 15, 2017
I can be further improved if the class can touch on design patterns using Future and Actor, in addition to the data structure oriented materials.
von Romain G•
Jul 28, 2017
Very good course. Conc-list was brilliant.
Automated correction tool could do with more verbosity on failed test cases.
von Kyoung-Seop P•
Jan 24, 2017
What a difficult course it is!
Nevertheless, it was very helpful.
von Agustín B S•
Jun 19, 2017
I find the contents (theory behind) more challenging to follow than previous courses on the specialization, the nice thing is that the practical exercises are built so that they are still manageable and a good help to understand the lessons. I am missing Scala's actor model in this course, why is not there?
von Adianto W•
Oct 24, 2016
Insightful, though I am not sure if in non R&D/Academia settings the knowledge here can easily be applied.
von Joaquin B•
Oct 27, 2016
Awesome course to learn parallel programming and advantage of scala to achieve this.
Learned how to think algorithms in parallel being careful that it's not always better to do everything in parallel.
The only thing I didn't like that much is that the course has too many mathematical explanations and maybe that lectures should be optional for those that want to go further.
von Васеев Р В•
Jun 02, 2018
Assignments are too easy compared to 2 previous courses. I've been asked lot less than been given. And did not grasp everything in the lectures at the end.
von Luca D S•
Dec 01, 2017
The course got me a bit lost on the most theoretical parts about folding, because the explanations and the whole concept take a while to arrive to a completion, being quite complicated. I had to re-run over those a few times. Nevertheless, all the comparison between aggregators and lego blocks help quite a lot
von Chet W•
Jan 29, 2018
Good class but sometimes the exercises seemed unnecessarily complicated for explaining the concepts.
von Álvaro L L•
Sep 24, 2016
Some missed explanations in the first week (mergedSort implementation)
Tha last two videos are quite difficult to understand. The ConcBuffer structure seems to be poweful, but the explanation and examples are tight.
In this course, the weekly tasks are explained very well. Thank you very much!
von Pedro R•
Mar 15, 2017
von Nikolay M•
Jun 09, 2016
On the plus side:
The material is presented in concise and efficient manner. It required little knowledge of Scala and JVM. It kept hidden the underlying implementation of parallelism and task utilities.
On the minus side:
The homeworks were easy. I could fill in the gaps almost automatically and I don't feel like I know the matter.
von Tim G•
Oct 22, 2017
Really good course covering some of the fundamentals of parallel programming, though for me I was hoping it would go into some of the Scala specifics a little more
von Rodrigo D•
Apr 01, 2017
Its a very good course! perhaps the in the practice code, before jumping into the problems they can provide a couple of simple examples/questions such that the main ideas are learnt.
von Gregory E•
Mar 29, 2018
For this course you should have Advanced English level. Cause sentesce construction is so difficult and words so unusual that i had to some times google what i have to do.
von Sriram K M K•
Oct 31, 2016
Most of the concepts and explanations were good but the assignments could be better organized. I wasn't sure what I was doing for a while, and the test cases don't cover the code in a way that progresses naturally. Some parts of it can't be tested until most of the code is written, and then major portions of the code isn't even tested until it's submitted. It would be great if the tests progressed along with the code and people didn't have to guess at the correct solution but just knew it was right when they got it.
von Carlos C B C N•
Apr 06, 2017
The course is good but is not focused on scala features. It is more generic parallel programming approach.
von Brad H•
Dec 04, 2017
There was some really nice material covered in this course. For me, this was the best one so far in the series. The instructors presented clear and understandable lectures. The week #4 programming task was a bit harder for me, but only because I kept forgetting to think simple and reflect on what had been covered in the course. Once I stepped away and came back everything fell into place.
von Nikogosov D•
Jul 03, 2017
Too difficult, especially the last week, especially for person without strong math background. I felt that material from the two last weeks is important and necessary to grasp PP, but speed should be slower.
I think the best way to improve this course would be splitting 3 and 4 weeks to obtain 6 weeks course like the first one in the specialization.
von Atsuya K•
Feb 09, 2018
Good topics and assignments. Wasn't as impressed by the course as the ones taught by Odersky.