Dec 24, 2018
Very detailed and very helpful. Thanks to the tutors for putting together such a detailed course where nothing seems rushed while at the same time everything is explained.
Jan 04, 2019
This course gives you a great overview (in reasonable depth) of the tools and concepts that you need when starting as a novice programmer. Strongly recommended.
par David M•
May 08, 2019
I enjoy this course. Some exercises were quite tough, I spend several nights solving problems that I didn't face before. But those times I think I learnt quite a lot. It forces you to think about the problem, see it from a different perspective, especially poker game testing. I also appreciate of TAs in course forum.
par LE T K N•
May 10, 2019
Great! Learn how to debug and how to use some useful tools to test your code. Even though the final projects in course 2 is hard but worth trying, take your time, ask your instructors when you're stuck and learn something new in the discussion forum.
par Brandon G•
May 15, 2019
Great introduction into learning how to develop algorithms, translating them into code (compiling them), testing that code, and debugging that code.
par Gabriel M C•
Jul 24, 2019
Excellent Course! I was thinking on diving right into the Java course, in order to get into web development and other areas fo software development, but i'm glad I did this course (and hopefully, will manage to go trough the whole specialization). This course helps us to really think programmatically and how to tackle problems, and i feel much more confident now to tackle any other language, like C++, Java, etc. It's a tough course, but it sure is amazing once you figured it out how to solve each problem. Also, it's a great way to get comfortable using the command line and native UNIX text editors like emacs.
May 30, 2019
Excellent, extremely helpful. A very thorough and professional course!
par Oliver H•
Aug 14, 2019
Great course. Challenging assignments but with the help of the discussion forums feasible.
The structure of the course and especially the assignments can give you a great learning success - much better than just reading a book or watching some programming videos.
par Sergey K•
Aug 26, 2019
Very good and interesting. Authors put a lot of work to create this course, and it did not go in vain. They put in your head not only C Programming knowledge, but practical tips on how to get job done better and why. I have experience in Python programming, but this course is like fresh air breeze.
par Rhema K•
Jul 10, 2019
Great way of teaching things! Different cases, algorithms and ideas were very well illustrated. There were some wonderful approaches to problems. Quick and helpful answers to questions posted on forums is definitely appreciable.
par Dehming T•
Sep 24, 2019
More hands on than my native college course in ECE (10+ years back) with an increased focus on practical tools for programmers.
par Michael G•
Oct 20, 2019
I picked and chose what I wanted from this course, but I think it's an excellent introduction to some of the concepts that _surround_ the C programming language, like gdb, makefiles, and valgrind.
Unlike later programming languages (like Java and Python), writing correct C code is really only part of the way to making progress on a project in C. You'll quickly develop a need for makefiles as a means of automating and streamlining your builds, you'll shoot yourself in the foot with the freedom that C allows you and will need either gdb or valgrind (or both) to find out what's going wrong, and you'll be asked to troubleshoot a kind-of working binary that you didn't write and have little familiarity with.
Writing C is a skill. Using C is a slightly different, and equally important skill. This course teaches you how to use C.
par Yash J•
Nov 13, 2019
With every course of this, learning more and more about c programming language and how it all works and what goes into making a project!
The instructors as well as the material they provided was very good and helped a lot. Learnt various principles and a bit poker :P
Nov 27, 2018
the last tast was awful though,
it was helpful to understand what is "test"
par Seif E E•
Jun 26, 2019
The Testing assignments were very challenging considering they were black box and we had no access to the code itself ,I hope better Hints are given to students as some of the tests really depended on the implementation.
par ilai l•
Aug 03, 2019
Over all I think this is a good course.
I think that some notes should be added for FAQs about the assignment as most question in the discussions aren't always phrased correctly (and it will save the staffs time answering repeating questions)
Also I think that there should be some more reading about the methodology of testing as I just played a lot with the input and prayed a lot more (more luck than brains...)
par J K•
Jun 04, 2019
I like the use of separate tools (instead of visual studio) and I FULLY agree with the ski/snowboard analysis of why the use of *nix type software.
A disadvantage - but that might be a personal thingy - is the black-box testing and thinking of test cases. I assume that it has something to do with my own impatience. I'm really missing the ability to check the code for errors too. Simple black-box testing... not my thing
Otherwise, I'd recommend the course, and have actually already recommended it, to anyone interesting in this stuff. Very good!
par Siddharth R•
Aug 15, 2019
Took me a while to finish this course but I am glad I finally did it on my own !!! Thank you for introducing me to git. The tool is being used at our work place !!!!
par Gonzalo E•
Aug 19, 2019
I think it's a great course. The only reason I don't give it 5 stars it's because of the final assignment that in my opinion is not well explained and turns into a time consuming exercise of hit and miss. Other than that, wonderful class :)
par Thịnh L Q•
Aug 28, 2019
par Courtney J•
Jul 11, 2019
the PPE is really annoying -- times out arbitrarily, does weird things if you type more characters than the line allows.
par HITESH G•
Jun 13, 2019
poker question requires need more info so that students could understand ques easily
par Leonid P•
Jun 18, 2018
This course is very good (and teaches you how to use different tools like gdb and emacs), but was have some bugs with grading.
par Blaine C•
Jul 10, 2019
Alright course so far. However, to me, the README seem cryptic at times. There are times when I was saying, "WTF are they trying to say." Not a fan of VIM/EMACS, too. There were instances when redirecting stdout did nothing--had to copy the contents, rm the file, and make it again. Why? Problem on my end?
par Richard P•
Nov 21, 2019
While the EMACS editor and development environment is presented as a well respected option in the course, that has not been the case since the year 2000. This is a typical case of academic development environments being years (or decades in this case) behind what is actually used in industry or business. I am withdrawing from the course.