Aug 11, 2016
A nice continuation to course 1 of this specialization, deeper dive into RoR, among other things you will learn how to manipulate/display database data and how to authenticate/authorize users!
Dec 17, 2015
Great explanation of not so easy to understand concepts. Lecturer provides good example that can help material better and see how what you've learned can be applied to real world scenarios.
von Ronak Y P•
Feb 28, 2016
Great Course, Great assignments and pace. Loved it.
von Giorgio P F G T•
Jun 25, 2016
Very good course.
The professor explains a lot from the framework and other concepts of web development.
Very worth it!!
von Nikola Đ•
Mar 04, 2016
Good course overall, wish more topics were covered but it's OK.
von Qun X L•
Mar 06, 2017
Learn a lot of new knowledge from this course. knowledge points clear, assignment workload OK. This is the good place to learn Active Record and Action Pack.
von Vinay J•
Mar 23, 2017
Seems tough...though interesting !!
von Ciré D•
Jan 25, 2017
Very nice one. may be not the one for a beginner but help to gain some basics
von Tichaona B N•
Sep 02, 2016
Great course. It open ed up my eyes to how simple it can be to generate a workable MVC web application without having to dive too deep into the working of the application,
Aug 24, 2019
It's a nice course, learnt stuff about rails that I didn't earlier.
von Ted H•
Oct 30, 2019
I really enjoyed this course! The lecturer was excellent and covered everything thoroughly. The main problem was ensuring an older version of Ruby on Rails was installed (especially for Windows). Make sure you spend a lot of time at the beginning installing Rails 4.2.8 - otherwise you'll always have trouble getting the automated grader to accept your assignments. For the same reason you will have to constantly adjust the Gem versions in your Gemfile.
von Xuliang S•
Jul 24, 2018
Course staff does not respond to questions that I posted on the forum.
von Matías M•
Jan 17, 2016
Good homework and good examples.
von Christiane H•
Jul 26, 2016
Great course although I did struggle through the very last assignment. The first three were relatively ok, considering I'm new at this but they did take me longer than 3 hours to complete. The last one took about 3 days!
That being said, if the rspec tests weren't being run in dev mode, it might have been quicker. I had to move "ENV['RAILS_ENV'] ||= 'test'" from rails_helper.rb to spec_helper.rb to get stuff working.
Without my ruby on rails hubby, I'd have been lost!
von Joseph C•
Dec 27, 2016
The assignments took me much longer than the suggested 3 hours. Every task depends on having completed the previous task perfectly. My assignment in week 4 passed the end to end test perfectly on my local computer but failed the grader. I traced the problem back to a tiny typo that I made in week 2 assignment. (My heart sank when I saw I had to reuse my week 2 work in week 4 as I knew how much messing around I had done to get that one through the grader - I knew it would give problems)
As there were a couple of mistakes in the course (for example if you follow the steps in assignment 3 correctly then the final rspec would give failures - obviously this wasn't picked up by lecturers) it creates confusion and doubt as to whether you have made the mistake or the tutors.
The course content is good but the assignments need to be shorter and more forgiving of mistakes (i.e make the individual tasks independent of one another and pass if you get 80%). I am not sure if I will continue with the specialisation right now. It seems more suited to someone who is studying full time and not someone who is working who has limited spare time.
Jul 16, 2017
It was difficult to follow, because of all the screenshots without live programming. I think it would be more easier to understand if the course wouldn't consist only of pics.
von Takayuki K•
Sep 03, 2018
This course was tough.
The content of lectures are great but autograder of assignments is too bad. It was very stressful for me to use autograder till I can get used to it.
von Dmitri B•
Jun 30, 2019
Really needs updating.
von Jigesh S•
Jan 25, 2017
Could have been much better ....should have been a proper video tutorial
von Giannis F•
Apr 02, 2016
von Dan P•
Mar 30, 2017
Totally unimpressed. Video lectures are terrible. Explanations are at best incomplete, usually confusing, sometimes incoherent. Instructor never gives an overview of the architecture/data flow/structure of Active Record or Action Pack, instead describes the syntax of a handful of functions. As a result you only get the most superficial understanding of the material. The graded assignments are just a regurgitation of the lectures and so don't require you to take a deeper dive into the material. In fact, in many cases the answers to the graded assignments are listed in the assignment immediately following the question.
Dec 11, 2016
Content of the course is great! But if you get stuck in a problem no one responds or guides you. For practice purpose just take the free version, paid version is not worth taking, as you will not get any additional guidance or support to do assignments when stuck.
von Eimantas U•
Jun 16, 2017
Course needs updating
von James H•
Oct 10, 2019
Poor maintenance of assignments make them a chore to set up.