Great into to Java, instructors have clearly put thought in to the format with the choose your own learning style videos, and additional coverage where it may be needed. These have been very helpful.
I loved this course! The course videos and the projects sharpened my idea about some of the toughest concepts of Java and OOP. I recommend this course to anyone interested in learning OOP in Java. ☺
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Overall it was a neat course and I do feel I learned a lot. A lot of thought went into the design of the course and I like a lot of the different types of videos, e.g. "concept challenge," "when I struggled." The earthquake project was really neat and a fun way to introduce concepts like inheritance and polymorphism, among others.
It does feel like the content is a bit dated, though. I had to install a much earlier version of Java to even get it to run. I'm not sure how useful learning about some of the specific libraries will be in the future, but it was useful to get used to the concept of going to documentation to see how to interact with an API, so not a total loss on that front.
It seemed a bit heavy on lecture and not so much interactivity along the way until the programming assignment.
I love the concept of the peer reviewed assignment, but with not many people going through together, your stuff sits out there for days waiting to be graded.
The forums are a ghost town.
par Hans E G•
There should be more assignments, so learners like me can get the information in a more thorough way. The jingle at the beginning of the core videos are much louder than the rest of the video and gets annoying pretty quick. The audio and video quality is poor and sometimes differentiates from video to video. The concepts introduced in this course are great, but I just wished there were some assignments to build the modules, so inexperienced learners like me could grasp the new concepts easier and write more code. I did do the Duke courses beforehand so I had high expectations from this course.
par Brandon W•
There were many new concepts I've learned from this course. However, I spent most of the time on finding a way figuring out how to run modules with deprecated options in a poor environment (OPENGL for instance). A huge part of this course relies on an old library that didn't update since 2016. And it's not compatible with current MacOS. As you may know, 4 years in any sort of tech means a tremendous gap in between, I see it here as well. There's no perfect course, I admit. It was another interesting experience.
par Richard v W•
The course is several years old now and in need of updating e.g. it uses Java 8 and Java applets which have been deprecated from the more recent versions of Java. The required version of Java doesn't work with the most up-o-date version of the Eclipse IDE - I had to spend quite a few hours figuring out which was the right combination of Java and Eclipse. In itself that is potentially useful experience but it was not something I had budgeted for.
par Eric H•
I learned a lot, but it was difficult.
Having taken other computing courses at Coursera there were a number of things that I really missed having. One of my other courses was tied to a textbook that the instructor had written. This was really helpful. Two of the other courses in this specialization also had online help resources with summaries of syntax for what we had covered thus far. Those were also of a great benefit.
par Juan V A•
The course is an introduction to programming, and also to event-driven programming.
The good thing about it is that, despite most introductory courses will start with CLI applications, this course jumps you into developing a GUI application with map-based information, which is really cool.
However, I found that explanations lack some background, some topics are explained quite fast while others are barely explained.