Mar 13, 2018
The course is great... You can definitely learn many things... Was kind of hard for me and i went many times back and forth through most of the lectures... However i think i learn many new things....
Jun 23, 2017
Wonderful course! I learnt many useful SQL statements and know how to combine database operations into python program. Dr. Chuck's lectures are always comprehensible and clear. Thank you, professor.
par Mujahid B S•
Jul 31, 2018
par Jeremy J D•
Aug 05, 2018
Very good...programming assignments aren't quite up to par compared to the previous courses.
par ali s•
Aug 04, 2018
The course was great. I feel though that the code walk thrus are not thorough enough; and thats important for someone with no background in coding. Often a new concept/line of code comes in and is not dealt with in sufficient detail that leads you confused and ruining the whole program understanding.
par Yintao L•
Jul 21, 2018
It's a great entry level course.
Aug 09, 2018
As usual, intuitive, clear, well structured and amazingly informative.
The missing star : A bit less coding than the other classes on Python - that is, using a lot of code already written and just modifying it. Thus, it might feel like you know the code but you have just "seen" it.
par felipe A L•
Oct 17, 2016
awesome, very good explainded, and very enjoyable
par Archishman R•
Oct 04, 2017
This course was really very intuitive. I got a good hands on experience as well. A big shout-out to Dr. Chuck for being such a wonderful teacher.
par Richard I C•
Jul 31, 2016
I liked the course. As with the previous three courses, Dr. Severance does a great job presenting the material and explaining how the code works. I felt that the assignments and the book were lacking a little bit:
1. The textbook needs to be updated to include the Object Oriented Programming section that is covered in Week 1.
2. There is no programming exercise for the OOP section, just a quiz.
3. There are no assignments in the textbook for Chapters 14 and 15. The examples of the code and how it works is awesome, though, which is a trade off of sorts.
4. The Chapter 14 programming assignments only require minimal programming in Python and/or SQL. I would have liked to do a little more programming.
5. Chapter 15 felt like it was shoved in at the end, and the assignment was really easy. I was hoping for a little more rigor on that one, also.
Overall, it was a good experience and I'm looking forward to finishing up this specialization when the Capstone is unlocked and becomes available.
par Tony O•
Dec 27, 2015
Great course. A great extension to the original course
par Jonas N•
Jun 11, 2016
par Mayoore S J•
Feb 22, 2016
The course videos and lecture materials were good. But the homework assignments were easy.
par Roberto Z•
Jan 23, 2016
This is an extremely high level introduction to SQL and how to use DBs in data processing programs.
If you have no experience you will get a feeling and some basic idioms to apply, so it is a good start.
If, like me, you already have a good SQL knowledge but little Python knowledge you can quickly learn how to access DBs and just go through the videos to have an easy overview of interesting applications.
As in previous courses I appreciated Dr. Chuck relaxed exposition and some of his interviews with people I just had their names on my books, like Tannembaum.
par ANASTASIOS F•
Nov 09, 2016
Excellent course :) Really enjoyed it!!!
par omar m f•
May 30, 2017
Jan 25, 2016
Dr. Chuck once again breaks down very complex subject matter into easily digestible chunks for us newbies. My only issue with this course is that the hardest parts of the assignments were already done and all that was required from us was some slight tweaking in existing code. That may or may not be intended and the real challenge lies with the Capstone Project.
Nonetheless, if you are curious about how databases work, there's lots to learn here. I know I did!
Jan 15, 2018
add more assignments
par Patryk H•
Jan 18, 2016
Great curse. But assingments were to easy
par Arnold A•
Apr 08, 2016
Another mind-opening course from Dr. Chuck. I really enjoyed it. I would like to recommend to everyone who wants to leverage their skill in Python programming.
par Raghad A•
Apr 05, 2016
Very interesting topic but enough practical exercises
par Babar B•
Dec 12, 2017
I think using Google map APIs is a mistake and led to much confusion. Better to use a subset that can be reliably downloaded and accessed from students' PC.
May 15, 2016
The course and the lectures are very good. But the assignments are bit to easy and hence its easy to pass without putting in the effort really learning what taught.
par Ryan T•
Nov 09, 2017
Great course. Only caveat is that it holds your hand too much.
par Renjie L•
Aug 02, 2016
Sep 17, 2016
The difficulty level of the assignments could be increased !
Sep 10, 2017
Excellent way to learn the fundamentals for Relational DB and how to use Python to update such DBs.