Jun 07, 2019
Getting a bit more challenging than the earlier courses in the specialization. The exercises require more struggle, but all the information is there. Another step along the way. Thank you, Dr. Chuck!
Dec 03, 2016
I have not found an easy way to learn how to code with python language. Mentor are really helpful and Dr Chuck is one of the most self explain professor that I have met in my three university career.
par Anthony S•
Apr 01, 2018
So far courses 1 and 2 have been great with excellent explanations. I have no idea why, but that all changes for this course. The explanations are lacking and I'm left super confused. I ended up passing this class, but I feel I didn't get a good grasp and would need to take another "access web data" like class to actually have a grasp, even a basic grasp at that. This course should be revisited with better explanations.
par Christian W•
Jul 22, 2016
Unfortunately on the whole I was very disappointed with this class. I took the first two Python courses and found them manageable, but this third one was an unrealistic increase in difficulty from the previous two. I reached out for help on the discussion board a number of times and saw many others were struggling as well. Mentors who responded to some of the other students were clearly getting defensive when those students were getting nowhere on the assignments. I think this program should reevaluate itself so students such as me can keep up with the assignments. On average I was spending about 10 hours per week just on the syntax for building the programs.
A little about my background: I have 20 years of experience in the private sector and am currently an analyst in cyber security. I have an undergraduate degree in finance, an MBA, and another master’s degree in Data Analytics. This 5 course program has been described and sold as beginner level, and given my background I should have handily been able to complete it, but that was definitely not the case. Normally I don’t leave feedback unless I feel strongly about something, so I hope you take it seriously. Thanks.
par Alan M R•
Jan 10, 2018
As an experienced programmer, I am unimpressed. The assignments cover a good set of tools; web i/o. I would introduce classes before getting into web i/o; this would emphasize critical coding habits of productive programmers: modularity and reusability. Also, variables and files are poorly named. Comments are lacking. The exercises don't ask students to program; they ask students to tweak (at most) the example programs. Students are instructed to disable security features without sufficient discussion of the risks involved. Overall, the presentation looks rushed and unpolished. 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 Greg C•
Apr 08, 2019
Great material, but it feels a bit rushed, covering as many topics as it does, in such a short amount of time.
par Daniel H•
Jun 15, 2019
The assignments often go way beyond what is taught in the lectures or book. There was not a single assignment that I did not have to rely on reading tons of extra info from Overstack or other coding sites. I don't mind if the course is challenging, but it's challenging not because it's extremely difficult, but rather because it is testing things that weren't taught.
par Karunamoorthy M•
May 14, 2019
One of the Great Course on web Data Accessing through Python.
Thank you for your friendly teaching method.
Jul 05, 2019
The course materials provided are very clear and useful.
par Ichiro H•
Jul 08, 2019
Great course for introduction to parse Web Data. However, google map and twitter API seems to be changed a lot, so those examples won't work any more. It took me a few days to figure that out and felt a bit stressful. Hope re-recording take place soon so that many other students would not stuck there.
par Piyush J•
Jul 13, 2019
well this was a good course though but I didn't feel very connected with web services i.e. I couldn't understand each line of code written for APIs. I didn't understand the concepts used in geojson api and twitter api completely. I would recommend to add basic explanation about these as I was not able to write codes myself that are illustrated in the course. So that's the place where I lost connection with the course as these concepts are not explained at beginner level programmers who are listening terms like API, SOA, JSON, XML, Web Scraping etc first time. So please elaborate these topics more simply and in detail so that we can understand each line of code.
par Raquel R G•
Dec 11, 2018
Doing this course is not so much related to Python but to other computer engineering topics.
Network concepts are required, as well as knowing other programming languages such as HTML, XML or JSON, API or WebServices. Assignments require parsing webpages in HTML, XML or JSON, so knowledge of the same is needed. I would not pursue this course unless having strong knowledge about those topics
It is offered as part of a certification for people that know nothing about programming, so between course 2 and 3 there is a huge conceptual gap (going from loops, if-else and defining variables to HTTPS protocols, JSON and Service Layers). Keep your expectations right
par Sumit K•
Jul 22, 2019
This course was horribly explained. The XML and JSON chapters just went over my head. I had to go to youtube for better and logical explanations. Feels like the instructor is in a hurry to finish the course content and do something else in his life
par Shivam I•
Nov 19, 2018
This course introduces to the Json, XML and other python modules which are very fundamental to Web programming. Professor has nicely covered all important topics and the course gives a start that one needs to take interest and learn more about different modules.
par Sherman s•
Nov 18, 2018
Love it!! Learn at your own pace, plus interactive examples to learn form.
par Sandeep R M•
Dec 04, 2018
par Ahmed M•
Dec 03, 2018
this is awesome course , thank you dr chuck
par Mina H•
Dec 20, 2018
awsommmmmmmmmm thank u
par Gerardo V•
Dec 18, 2018
Muy bueno, aplica los conocimientos con ejemplos claros y sencillos.
par Ruchit R P•
Dec 20, 2018
Very good exposure on unicodes and html parsing.. really enjoyed it.. yet to complete week4 and week5 (xml and JSON)
par SRIRAMANENI M•
Dec 18, 2018
we are learning advance python concepts in this certification thanks to coursera
par zhiyong w•
Dec 07, 2018
Wish I can finish this serial very soon
par BOYU K•
Dec 23, 2018
It's really useful to learn how to manage with database, thank you very much!
par Michael C•
Dec 08, 2018
Great course for beginner programmer or someone that has been away from it for awhile.
par Oh K C ( O•
Dec 09, 2018
Dr Chuck made a complex topic so easy to follow and understand. And making the codes and books accessible are just of enormous help! Thank you Dr Chuck!
par venkata A k•
Dec 10, 2018
This course will be completely helpful to the people who are learning web-development with Python .This will not be specific to Django or Flask framework .The target is to read the data from the API calls through Xml and Json data . ALso it will tell you the basic URL Encoding and decoding to send the data over the server . Regualr expressoins are universal and this course will help you to teach how to implement it in python.
par Kevin W•
Dec 25, 2018
Very good learning experience