Jan 29, 2018
A wonderful course! Answered so many questions I had and gave me a solid background in Git, Bash, makefiles, and working from the cloud. I will definitely be using these skills in my job search!
Sep 11, 2017
It is suitable for Unix/Linux beginners who are new to shell. It introduces popular code sharing and merging tool GitHub, which most programmers would find very useful in software development.
par Richard S•
Oct 10, 2017
This course offers a wide range of topics for an entry-level course on UNIX/Linux. From user-type tasks (navigating the tree, manipulating files, etc), to programming-related ones (using make/makefiles, git, GitHub, etc), this course gives the learner enough knowledge to assess whether they want to continue with more advanced UNIX/Linux courses, or pursue some other area of knowledge.
par Jiazhi G•
Sep 08, 2017
Simple and clear materials for self-learning basic Unix and Bash programming.
par Huajun Z•
Jan 16, 2018
It's a very useful course, and helped me to code some simple bash programs, without which my current project would be very laborious. A small piece of suggestion is that content for each week can be further optimized, as the week3 and week4 contents are a bit too much, and week1 is a bit too little.
par Edgardo S•
Apr 22, 2018
I could not get the connection with digitalocean, becasue the page requested me to pay. I suggest to use a server propietary of coursera only for courses.
par Sharad K•
Feb 25, 2018
It is the best online course with effective assignments !
par Kirulkar R B•
Feb 20, 2018
I learn so many new commands from this course.
and one more important thing is basic standard skeleton of bash programming as well as git-hub basic.
par Deleted A•
May 21, 2018
All very good. Week 4 is too much work compared to other weeks
par Gregory D H•
Jun 04, 2018
This is a a gentle introduction to the Unix command line environment covering the fundamental skills upon learners can build. For anyone considering taking the Genomic Data Science Specialization courses and not familiar with the Unix command line environment, "The Unix Workbench" is a good foundation. The inclusion of version control (git and repositories - both local and remote) plus cloud computing as remote development and deployment environments shows practical real world usage of command line skills.
I deducted one star solely based on the written narrative. While correct in its content the presentation was dry, in my opinion, if the target audience is novices or those with very limited exposure to the Unix command line. I am not a command line novice so maybe my critique is not shared by those in the target audience. Why did I take this course? The courses by instructors affiliated with Johns Hopkins University are consistently informative, practical, and enjoyable. It never hurts to refresh basic skills regardless of where we might be along the spectrum from novice to expert; I learn something each time. "The Unix Workbench" is a good addition to JHU's contribution to democratising education.
par Gautam K•
Dec 24, 2017
It was very good course designed for beginner in Unix. Thanks a lot for this. I was expecting a good hands on assignment at each week. The course could be much better if it would have included some more details in all the topics covered.
par Sougata G•
Dec 18, 2017
Fantastic book for beginners as well as people who haven't worked on Unix for a long time. Brush up and get going. Very lucid presentation ; gitHub lessons were an additional plus
par Weiqi Y•
Jan 18, 2018
Good Course. Things are useful
par Sajjad B S•
Feb 28, 2018
The Bash Programming Sections Could Have Been More Detailed.
Everything Else Is All Right.
May 20, 2019
Material was great. However, last assignment instructions were not clear.
par Mohammed A A A M•
Jun 04, 2019
Course is easy and straightforward, no excessive effort is needed to complete it.
par Michael J C•
Jun 09, 2019
This is a good course, barely adapted from Sean Kross' UNIX workbench book. Much of the course material refers to chapter numbers but is easy enough to follow without the book. I found that some sections did make a few leaps between the written content and the exercises. For the most part this was OK but the exercises for the final section, "Nephology", were well beyond the written content ("now make a Twitter bot"). Also, the course required that we sign up to Digital Oceans (and gave us a credit)...be prepared for spam and officious disregard for customers.
par Devaashish S•
Jul 20, 2019
Excellent book and exercises.
par Pratima S•
Aug 19, 2019
par Ahmed M A M M•
Jan 14, 2019
The studying material demonstration is not fit for everyone and I see that it needs more explaining video from an instructor.
par Anthony A•
Mar 25, 2019
You need videos, not enough and all reading here, although it was the easiest course I've even started and completed. Took less than 1 day to complete and pass.
par Thomas L•
Jan 27, 2019
It's helpful if you want to know a thing or two about Bash.
Aug 14, 2017
par Ugo N•
Aug 13, 2017
This course is very boring. But teaches you how to use Bash Shell.
I'm very disappointed and sad at this moment actually, because I want to move on to do other courses but this course is standing in the way of my progress. I just can't seem to get over the last few lectures of week 3. The form of teaching is not enjoyable enough to come back to the material, although what you learn is actually viable.
I have to stomach it and get through this course as quickly as possible, cause the mere thought of coming to it bothers my brain.
Overall, do it if you need to.
par Milad V•
Mar 02, 2019
in my opinion some concepts is not described very well...
par Jacky H•
Feb 16, 2019
99% of the contents in this course are transfered from the book of the same title. No instruction videos. The difficulty is somehow low which makes the author's elaboration feels dry and lengthy.
It is almost the same as reading the book yourself, beside the discussion forum, which is also not very helpful in my opinion.