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....
Jan 14, 2018
It's an excellent course. Thanks for the oportunity to learn. Thanks to Coursera, to the University of Michigan and of course to Dr. Chuck, a very good an enthusiastic teacher! All the best for you!
par Harshal M•
Oct 12, 2017
There are some concepts which were not elaborated very well. I request the faculties to add extra lectures as it might help beginners.
par Kari L•
Feb 10, 2017
Good introduction to using python with simple databases.
par Kuznetsov S A•
Dec 19, 2017
Good lectures. But assignments are too easy (only modifying the given code, but not writing your own)
par Muhammad S A•
Jan 08, 2016
The only reason I can't give this course a 5 star rating is the final assignment is not substantial enough. Otherwise this is the best course series for any beginner or someone trying to refresh their programming knowledge.
par Andrew A•
Dec 28, 2015
This course could do with harder assignments. This last one was just "run my code" and screenshot stuff. Learned a lot though
Dec 27, 2016
a bit too easy, especially the assignments.
par Nissanka W•
Aug 14, 2016
An enjoyable presentation of this topic. Gives a decent overview without going into depth. Charles is a great teacher.
par Seraphim A•
Jan 05, 2016
Overall, an excellent course, as all courses from Dr Chuck.
The last assignment could have been more demanding to stretch our learning before the Capstone.
It is a real pity that one has to pay for all previous courses in order to take the final Capstone :-(
Jan 16, 2016
Course is very good itself but assignments is very easy.
par Rajkamal K•
Jun 18, 2016
Really enjoyed this course..
par Matvey S•
Nov 05, 2016
This is a very good course, but probably more SQL will make it even better.
par Bruce C P•
Jan 02, 2017
Good course at an appropriate level. I'd like to see more advanced topics in a related course, like optimization, multi-threading, database management. Some discussion of non-relational databases would also make sense.
par Sylvia S•
Mar 13, 2016
Great course and additional materials. The last week seemed a bit too far away from the previous one, though. Still it was manageable and understandable, Thanks.
par Paul J M•
Mar 14, 2016
As with the third course in the specialization, the lectures give just enough to allow students to independently advance their learning outside the course. To be honest, I think the instructor covers too much ground in too short a time for most students to gain a lot of understanding. Furthermore, the assignments are quite straightforward requiring minimal adaptation of the supplied code.
The module on Object Orientated Programming is, frankly, a waste to time and a distraction. There are no practical exercises and the material is run through at a pace that makes it unlikely that anyone without prior knowledge would make any sense of it. What is more, there is no reference to, or use of, OOP at any other point in the course or specialization. The time would have been better spent in expanding the modules on the core topics of using databases with Python.
On the positive side, the external tools on Dr Chuck's own website seem to work as expected and integrate smoothly with Coursera. The forums also remain supportive, although, as with most courses, far less active than on the old platform.
I still rate this as a 4 star (albeit a 4-) as Dr Chuck is such an engaging instructor and there is still a good progression through the specialization. I would be more cautious if taking this as a standalone course.
par Beatriz M O•
Jun 04, 2018
Jan 20, 2018
Good course material but the assignments are too basic! Simply copying code or adding a few lines, but not as much hands on as I'd like.
par James Z•
Aug 31, 2017
homework could be harder, but the course overall is great
par michael s•
Nov 13, 2017
The google API changes made one of the exams unclear. This would be something worth clarifying.
Feb 16, 2016
par Malcolm H•
Feb 05, 2017
Great course! Dr. Severance really put a lot of thought and effort into his videos and assignments.
This course took a big leap, in terms of program complexity, from the prior courses in the series. This course could have been twice as long, and dug deeper into the details.
par Jonpaul W•
Mar 02, 2016
Good initial overview to the topic. Most code is actually provided to the student, preventing deeper learning via trial & error. However, it is a tradeoff of making the course accessible to a large number of students versus being too challenging and preventing newcomers from enjoying the subject. Dr. Severance is excellent -- entertaining and clearly very knowledgable. For any novice programmers looking to understand how Python interacts with databases, this is the best place to start.
par SHYAM S K•
Sep 18, 2016
Learned a lot
par Paul H•
Feb 17, 2016
Great to learn how easy the SQL and Python integrate. Very straightforward examples and tests. Well explained and exactly what was needed.
par Luis D B O•
Apr 29, 2016
The course is good but the Content can be improved and enriched. It shall be deeper 'cause databases are a very important t
par Abd E R A•
Jul 14, 2016
Nice course, but it needs stronger assignments.