In starting five weeks , all answers were directly provided and week 6 and 7 were very tough. So i suggest to equalize the toughness level in all weeks ,ie, no direct spoon feed nor abrupt toughness
Great course! I had some previous knowledge, but this was perfect to fill in the gaps. Also, unit testing was completely new to me and will be very useful in future projects. Thanks for making this!
von Sang M S Y C•
von Alan V•
von Via A•
von Arun S•
von Aswin V•
von Anandhan A•
von Mario A P H•
von Jared F•
Google treats this course as a training module instead of an education module. In my opinion, they are presenting shortcuts before you learn the long way to do things, which I feel undermines the learning process. Also, they don't provide adequate examples; they manipulate files the learner doesn't have prior access to. This makes following along difficult. A lot of the course is spent in the interpreter window instead of a text editor, making it frustrating when you make a typo while following along. I feel that sometimes they are presenting information backwards. For example, if they showed you how to create a file before how to read the file, they might mitigate some of the issues.
This course is best for someone who already has a working knowledge of python, or as a supplement to other python courses. It's meant to be a 'fast track' to employment.
I recommend reading Automate the Boring Stuff before taking this course as it will provide all the info you need to complete the included projects, and it will fill the holes Google left in their curriculum. The book is available free on its website, or you can get a print copy for pretty cheap.
von Aaron C•
I really felt like the final project was over the top with how the rest of the course went. What I mean by that is the final project required dozens of lines to write but there really weren't many exercises to practice that through the course. Whenever there were any quizzes, they all were just multiple choice. While that does make it easier, it doesn't teach the material as well as actually writing the scripts to understand the meaning behind every line does. Because of this, there was not much to refer back to when I needed to find the right script for a certain task. If that could be worked on in the future I feel like this would be a great course. Overall, I feel like this course was a great first step in learning how to interact with the OS but could be improved upon. For now though, thank you for creating this class and this program to help up and coming coders get the necessary training for IT roles in the future. Sincerely,
von Matthew G•
This course is helpful with regards to regex and why you want them in your tool best. The bash scripting section seems unnecessary and is never visited again and I wish that part on testing was turned into its own certificate in the series of courses. The qwiklabs are kind of pointless as they pretty much hold your hand all the way through except for the final one which doesn't work unless everything is exactly how the qwiklabs server wants it to be. That being said, I do think the courses stick to the title of the course of Python Interacting with Operating System. Just would have liked the quizzes more to be interactive and less testing vocabulary.
von Oxana Y•
I have a STEM MA degree, and used this course to refresh some common usage of python on linux. The course itself is nice, short and quick. Only Qwiklabs assignments has been very disappointing: Unclear instructions and broken assessment mechanism. Please formalize the task description and grading algorithm. It is truly embarrassing to receive such a poor quality content from Google course.
The assignments suppose to teach one how to solve the task, however the grading mechanism is utterly incompetent, unless you actually copy the default code(not to everyone's liking coding style and approach).
von CHENXI Z•
I would like to say sorry to the tutor of this course. Although this course is very useful and have abundant of knowledge. I think he did not find the right way to teach. He should give more time to explain the scripts on his screen. And more important, he should spend more time on preparing those quizzes. You can quickly pass the quiz by copy and paste the provided code. I really do not think it is a good way. However, Qwiklabs has online agents all the time which is really useful.
von Asmaa A•
A good introduction in using Python with OS, but I find for some points, it gives just half of the information which can be confusing. The labs doesn't explain what the issue is when there is an incorrect answer. Most of Qwiklabs come with the answer ready, not giving much other than copy-paste. The final project was an exception There is no documentations at all, just links to Python docs website. I liked the Unit Tests & testing types class. It was new and interesting to me.
von Lakaleigh H•
This was an overall good course, however, I just didn't like in weeks 6 and 7 that the instructions starting getting very vague and ambiguous. Which in turn causes people to get stuck on the labs over minor details. Take this course but definitely make sure you do a little research and extra practice before diving in the labs. The material was very useful just the labs can be worded in a cleared manner to avoid confusion and common pitfalls. to avoid giving over lab quota
von Mathias S•
The python crash course was perfect, so my evaluation might not be as fair to this one after the bar was raised so much. The examples were very helpful, the first 5 lab sessions didn't contain any intellectual work apart from setting the directory. Only the last two lab sessions involved some work, which was challenging and rewarding. I suggest to improve the evaluation procedure for the actual scripts written by the users.
von abc a•
It's an interesting course though, many uncomfortable practices can be a terrible obstacle for many people. Forum is often useless and I don't want to just get an answer, but to get more instructions,. Qwikilabs can be the most terrible part when any tiny mistake you've made. After this course, actually, I won't want to do any jobs with interacting with the OS. Python is enough, and Bash is useless for me.
von Partha M•
the bash and regex material was pretty good - the others not so much. I found the intro video playing every time pretty much waste of time. Also, taking 30 secs tp talk about what we just learnt in the last video 5 mins back is also a waste of time. But, still worth it due to the bash material (don't skip the reading list though)
von nithin m•
The Course was well Taught, But the End assignments were tricky to some extent. Enjoyed the teaching way of Instructor.Although the course doesn't give in-depth and crystal clear understanding,If you are ready for some basic knowledge on them -this would be a perfect one. Make Sure do not forget to make some Notes about topics.
von Chris B•
I felt like the teacher was talking to fast for a lot of the course. I also missed having the readings after videos from the first course so that I could focus on learning rather than trying to jot down notes. During this course, I was constantly stopping the video so I could type my notes.
von Adam d R•
Information isn't presented efficiently and it relies heavily on you doing your own research. For example they don't teach you regex but provide outside resources for you to learn it yourself. The videos only cover the basics. Some of the quizzes are bugged and/or obtuse.
von Leon K•
There are some parts of this course that are phenomenal and well explained. There are a few parts where the presentation was lacking and lazy depending on external links to add to the learning experience. Qwiklab can be glitchy at times leading to a delay in assignments.
von aengus t•
A marked step down from the previous course. It touches on a lot of valuable skills and knowledge that can be built on and extended. Not at all tailored for people who are unable to run Linux, but ultimately still worthwhile.
von 121810307059 S C•
It's great if you learn Python using Linux OS. The teaching and assignments are completely Linux interfaced makes little bit of struggle to understand if new to linux. Not recommended if not Interested in dealing with Linux.
von Alex D•
Loved the host and the content. The first few labs tell you the answers too much and the last few don't tell you what to do enough. The outside research I had to do made me a much better python programmer though!
von Rakshit P•
I really liked the content but the assignments were not great, we could not write our own version of code, if our code didn't look exactly the same then in didn't pass the test/evaluation in qwiklabs.