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 Sara A•
Oct 11, 2018
A very good course!
Before taking this course, I was a little worried to work with Linux. But now I really feel more comfortable with it.
Thanks to the instructor for his efforts.
par Pratyush M•
Sep 12, 2018
Its a fairly good course for introduction to the command line. In my opinion, it would benefit from using better formatting commands in text using in-line code snippets like markdown. Also more resources for referring(like cheat sheets) in the very last lesson would be helpful and it would have helped even more if all resources which were mentioned before in the preceding chapters would have been included in the last lesson as well. But yes, I would recommend this to new learners.
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 Francisco A d A e L•
Oct 16, 2017
Excelent course! I am very fluent in R but never tried Unix. This was the perfect opportunity.
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.
par Will J•
Aug 07, 2017
I came into the course with some knowledge of the shell but the course really opened up my eyes to how to use some of the more advanced features of bash scripting. To get a five star review, I would have expected some more depth such as including sections on awk or sed. In addition, I would have really like to better understand how people apply these skills in the real world. Especially with the close ties to the Data Science certification (both courses being from John Hopkins), I would have expected to see how a makefile could be used to rebuild analyses or how sed could be used to do some in-stream processing. Bottom line: I'm glad I took the course but wouldn't pay for it as there's way more to learn.
par Roger C•
Oct 29, 2017
It's very simple bash (my attention part!) tutorials, and I suggest the video teaching is much better than boring plain text.
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 peeyush s•
Feb 11, 2018
A very nice and compact course.
Dec 19, 2017
This is a good course for a level2 beginner
par Dharmesh S•
Mar 03, 2018
The course is good for anyone trying to learn basics of UNIX and especially the GIT command
par Miguel F•
Sep 07, 2017
Very good introduction to the command line i wish that could have more demanding exercises.
par John H•
Aug 25, 2017
Well paced intro to shell scripting and bash. Could use a little more video and discussion beyond the "text" for the module. However, this is early in the life of the course so perhaps these can be added.
It would be good to have a follow-up module with more make, Git and other areas! Thanks.
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 Ashkan R•
Dec 29, 2017
Easy to cope and very enjoyable hands-on style course.
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 Pradyumna K R•
Jul 16, 2018
It contains only reading.
par Rohit J•
Apr 02, 2019
good add more content