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.
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 Valdas Z•
Very useful course about parallel programming theory and practice.
Could be less examples with custom libraries instead of standard java features looking to practical usage at work.
par Vaibhav G•
Very well structured, taught and paced course, I only wish it had a passing project which would have given us more hands on practice and insights to parallel programming.
par Sebastiaan V•
The information found in this course is great. The first and second mini projects were of average difficulty, but the third and fourth mini projects were too trivial.
par Naveen K•
Explanation of theory was best. But Assignments lacked clarity. For example, we might expect little more clarification about threads In order to use them effectively
par Mehmet A B•
Instructor is awesome. However instead of sharing ready libraries for parallelism (like forall loop) in section 3, native codes should be used for forall loops etc.
par Sarvasva R•
Introduction to theoretical concepts was good, but not very deep. The exercises didn't really contribute much to my understanding of the course material in general.
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.
par Thatiana F d O•
A great course, but I think it would be even better if only the structures from Java 8 were used, and not the functons build by the Rice University.
par Akshat A•
Great material, well arranged course flow, willing teacher, and nice project snippets. More coding samples and projects could have been included.
par Umrao S R•
Very good to learn parallel programming in java. excellent to teach in simple way with good example and current scope touching description.
par Shady I•
The courses covers broadly the new synchronization primitives in Java8. It is very clear and demonstrative. It is very shallow though.
par Vitalii D•
Thank you for this course! Really interesting, but lacks the real world examples and has little number of tasks to complete.
par Nanditha K R•
The concepts are explained well. Quizzes and mini project has good details to understand the concept better.
par Abir M•
Could have had more demonstrations, or even examples for reference. Overall, it was a very good course.
par Marcin K•
More details on concurrency would be a huge benefit to course and students (even as optional material)
par Johannes D•
Good course that gave you a good overview. The code assignments code have been a little more advanced.
par Arun N•
Simple delivery, very manageable work load, and still something tangible to take away from the course.
par Ivan K•
It was useful and interesting course, however, I'd like to see more complicated practical tasks
par Xiao X•
-1 star due to the too-easy homework.
I wish the homework can be harder and more challenging.
par Fu S W•
it'll be perfect if mini projects can deeper test what we've learned in the class.
par Isaac A•
Enjoyed this course a lot! Wished the projects were a little more substantial
par prabhakar k•
thanks to coursera.to give a simple way to solve parallel programming
par Prabhakar k•
i learn new way to do parallel programming in java.thanks to coursera
par Wei H•
the lecturer should wear black shirt to make the video more readable.
par Vishal V•
Great Learning and understanding the parallelism concepts in java