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.
Aug 28, 2017
Great course. Introduces Parallel Programming in Java in a gentle way.\n\nKudos to Professor Vivek Sarkar for simplifying complex concepts and presenting them in an elegant manner.
par Rongpeng L•
Nov 12, 2018
Please make the course more difficult.
par Marcos N F•
May 04, 2019
par 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.
par 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).
par vini g•
Apr 06, 2019
Would like more assignments and examples.
par Robinson S•
Apr 01, 2019
The course is very good, teaching in simple way several complex questions.
par WANG W•
Mar 20, 2019
I spent 6 days on this course, and I feel it is not worth the time. One of the problems is that the lectures are overly basic, and the mini projects are not challenging, at least not in a helpful way (quizzes are sometimes challenging due to some concepts not covered in the lectures at all). I guess the instructor did not really spent much time preparing the materials and assignments.
par 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.
par Oleksandr V•
Mar 15, 2019
I enrolled in this specific course (not in the whole specialization). Later It turned out that you are not allowed to submit code if you have an unpaid subscription. Fine, I decided to pay for it. After all, someone invested his time in creating the course. Then, for some reason, I have got a subscription for the whole program, not a single course. I did not realize that and got charged the second time after the first month past. But okay, probably I did not understand the whole procedure around it.
The amount of information is very small. For 42 Euro you get few lectures and few quite basic exercises.
In most of the tasks you need o write only a couple of lines of code. The evaluation is not reliable. You can do your task right way, but it will not pass test from the first time and you are not sure if your are doing something wrong or what is the reason of the failure. Then you just resubmit the same code and after second, third or fourth time it suddenly works.
I can understand that in concurrent environment sometimes it is hard to achieve stable performance.
All together this leads to a bad experience. It is not the quality I've got used to when watching other courses here. Not worth its money. It is better to buy a book or the same amount.
par Daniel F G•
Mar 14, 2019
great content and mentors
par Richard O•
Mar 07, 2019
Awesome course. I did the whole specialization, which I can recommend, from parallel to distributed. Vivek is an inspiring guide with a very natural way of presenting. These can be quite complicated topics and though I feel like I have a good (initial) grasp of them now, they certainly ask for further investigation and practice.
par lowell s•
Feb 28, 2019
Excellent lectures and provides good understanding of some theory behind Parallel Programming. The professor is a good lecturer and has a great format. Some assignments are very difficult due to the confusion between lecture notes which have errors and differences between the lecture and the notes. But well worth taking the course and understanding how to take advantage of multi-core processing.
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.
Feb 08, 2019
very informative. This course has a great balance between theoretical and practical method. Programming Java is a really great. if you are not familiar with Java like me assignment is quit challenging. You need to know a basic API and get used to Java documentation. I highly recommend this course.
par Dmytro N•
Jan 29, 2019
Good course. Slightly basic, but explanation is clear and good.
par 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.
par Rafał S•
Jan 20, 2019
Great introduction to parallel programming in Java. Clear and well thought content. Quite challenging quizzes.
par Ivan K•
Jan 16, 2019
It was useful and interesting course, however, I'd like to see more complicated practical tasks
par Deeptanshu M•
Jan 05, 2019
Excellent lecture videos. Excellent written summaries.
par Guillermo D•
Jan 03, 2019
par Arvind K G•
Dec 30, 2018
Thank you for making taking the time to prepare this and making it available online on Coursera. Cheers!
par Isaac A•
Dec 27, 2018
Enjoyed this course a lot! Wished the projects were a little more substantial
par Rhijul M•
Dec 23, 2018
Although this was a very excellent course to understand various API's and methods that are exposed by Java SDK's (RecursiveTasks, Fork/Join Framework etc) and touched on very important multi-core parallelism aspects, I was left wanting for more fundamental explanations regarding how parallelism works under the hood (How the thread works, how the signalling between barrier synchronisation happens etc). Thanks, none the less. Looking forward to next course.
Dec 22, 2018
Awesome course work on parallel programming
par tarun n•
Dec 21, 2018
The concepts like thinking about work,span,cp.amhdals law very very helpful. Although i believe there should be more examples wit code as in quiz.