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 rami z•
Nov 28, 2016
not too many new things about Python. mostly introduction to Python capabilities in databases/
overall pretty good class.
par Joyce T M L•
Aug 06, 2019
Intro class as most time we are only required to make small adjustments to sample code
Jan 12, 2016
All homework were to modify from an existing code, and all lessons were skimming on indexes. I learned less than other courses from this series.
par cheting c•
Jan 18, 2018
Assignment could be a lot more challenging.
Jan 11, 2016
I do not find this course is useful to learn seems it only gives a guideline to the python database.
par Jean E•
Mar 28, 2016
Good but for beginners
par Yuriy G•
Mar 21, 2018
Unfortunately, i'm kinda disappointed by this course. Especially by the final assignment. You could ask for much more interesting taks with the information you provided.
Hope for a much better experience with the 5th part of this specialization
par Jack T•
Mar 02, 2017
Would've liked for assignments to be more independent.
par Chad W•
Sep 17, 2019
I enjoyed learning about databases and the introduction to SQL. The lessons are great and the instructor is well spoken as always.
That said, I found this course to be less consistent in it's difficulty than previous courses in this specialization. One assignment completely through me off, not because of the difficulty to complete the required actions, but because the description of how it would be assessed was unnecessarily ambiguous. The other assignments were too easy as almost all of the code was already written, sometimes with 0 changes being needed to make it run properly. Personally, I would have appreciated more exercises to better understand the nuances of the code and go get more practice but I'll still play around with it in my own time.
par Janabai D•
Sep 03, 2019
For last two weeks most of the things were not clearly explained.based on that i have given less rating to this course as compare two other three courses.
par Jeffrey B•
Jul 23, 2017
instead of the previous courses, I do not really appreciate this one. The material is too broad, and we do not really have to hands on coding in python for database e implementation. Its more that you get a general overview of database management, but i miss depth. Also you dont really have to write much code, because it has been done for you. This really makes the excersises too easy, and deprives you of learning opportunities.
par Matthew B•
Apr 25, 2016
The course was informative and some of the material regarding databases will be useful towards my current job. However, I felt that in classes 3 and 4, Python was really an after thought. I believe I could have completed this course without ever taking the first two classes because the assignments only required slight modifications to existing code. I was more analyzing patterns rather then truly understanding the code. I would rather see the course continue to expand upon basic programing knowledge so that I can write the code by myself instead of seeking examples to cut/paste all the time.
par Ayush B•
Jun 29, 2018
Another disappointing course in the Python specialization offered by UMAA. The assignments are laughable. A mostly superficial course. The only reason I undertook the course is because I had already paid for the 5-course specialization. I wouldn't recommend.
par Alan M R•
Jan 10, 2018
As an experienced programmer, I am unimpressed. The assignments cover a good set of tools; classes and databases. I would have introduced classes much earlier to emphasize critical coding habits of productive programmers: modularity and reusability. Unfortunately, classes seem to be included here as an afterthought. They are introduced in week 1 and never seen again. Inheritance is mentioned but not explored and an important documentation feature is ignored. The lectures extoll the wonder of SQL but don't even mention outer joins. In later examples, databses are used to house data; but that data is extracted to Python variables with simple queries, where it is manipulated with Python. Programming exercises consist of running his poorly written code and posting results for peer review; students are instructed to grade leniently. Overall, the presentation looks rushed and unpolished. Example code looks like it was hobbled together until it worked and never edited for clarity. If someone I cared about wanted examples of good programming, I would tell them to avoid this.
par Edwin R•
May 22, 2018
I dislike coding but this was kinda fun.
par Carlos R T G R•
Oct 04, 2017
So far this is the weakest of the Python courses, it has missing videos and very little information about actually using DB with Python... Quite disappointing, I will have to rely more in the documentation or another course to complement my skills.
par Thomas F•
Jan 19, 2018
The assignments are old and out of date. Learning how to program is hard enough as it is. I spent more time troubleshooting than learning in this course.
par Justin D•
Jan 08, 2018
Note: I'm rating this course as an element of the Python for Everyone Specialization. This course is well done technically and Severance is a great teacher, but I don't know what they were thinking when deciding to have students who have only just recently gained a most tenuous grasp of Python start to work with databases. If a student began this as a true beginner, s/he is still just a fledgling pythonista by the time he's being completely overwhelmed by all this other new stuff. I found that when JSON, XML, and SQL were introduced, my comprehension of "what's going on" decreased from around 95% to 15%. My eyes just glazed over when looking at the code and I completed assignments by tinkering around and praying that they would work.
par Trevor H•
Dec 31, 2015
This course is not challenging at all.
par Katrin K•
Mar 31, 2016
Very basic, rather simple
par Miklos L•
Sep 07, 2017
This Python3 course is EXTREMELY sloppy compared to the earlier Python2 version.
Chuck acts as if he is really tired of making this course.
Examples: Chuck writes on the white slide with yellow. Later with yellow pen on the yellow database icon. One has to pause, look closer.
Chuck copy pastes the SQL code. It is not provided for us as a text, so I pause the video for 15 minutes and start typing.
SQL command should be UPPERCASE, but sqlite doesn't care apparently, but this wasn't discussed.
And there are dozens of things like this.
par Olivier L•
Mar 17, 2016
Not enough material covered to make it worth the cost.
par Brett M•
Mar 13, 2017
This is the only course in this specialization that doesn't seem to belong with the rest of the material. It seems out of place, and too little was done to relate it to learning python.
Moreover, learning databases and SQL is easy; rather than taking up a whole course, this content could be relegated to one week of lectures in conjunction with some external references for further reading. Four weeks were spent on this external topic while the more interesting discussion on using python with databases is glossed over haphazardly in the last week.
I am a big fan of this specialization and think Prof. Severance does a great job explaining some of the basics of python in a short amount of time, but this course needs to be restructured.
par Beth B•
May 14, 2019
If this course focused just on SQL or just on Python, I would have given it a 5-star rating. However, the course tried to tackle both concepts at once, and did neither justice. At best, this course gave a peek into db connections with python. I left wanting more.
par Thoufiq M•
Oct 15, 2019
This course is too basic to be helpful. Many of the programs are just read through like how reading from a textbook in college. I expect the class to be better than that. Many of the concepts in programs are also skipped which gives the impression that Dr. Chuck is not thoroughly aware of these concepts.
I am disappointed by the teaching and topics covered in this class