Who is this class for: This course is for anyone who has taken the first two courses in the Java Programming and Software Engineering Fundamentals Specialization, “Programming Foundations with JavaScript, HTML and CSS” and “Java Programming: Solving Problems with Software.” To succeed in this course, before starting you should have a good understanding of the following: variables, conditionals, for and while loops, methods, Strings, and the edu.duke custom libraries.


Created by:  Duke University

  • Andrew D. Hilton

    Taught by:  Andrew D. Hilton, Assistant Professor of the Practice

    Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Robert Duvall

    Taught by:  Robert Duvall, Lecturer

    Computer Science

  • Owen Astrachan

    Taught by:  Owen Astrachan, Professor of the Practice

    Computer Science

  • Susan H. Rodger

    Taught by:  Susan H. Rodger, Professor of the Practice

    Computer Science
Basic Info
LevelBeginner
Commitment4 weeks of study, 4-8 hours/week
Language
English
How To PassPass all graded assignments to complete the course.
User Ratings
4.6 stars
Average User Rating 4.6See what learners said
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Coursework
Coursework

Each course is like an interactive textbook, featuring pre-recorded videos, quizzes and projects.

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Connect with thousands of other learners and debate ideas, discuss course material, and get help mastering concepts.

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Earn official recognition for your work, and share your success with friends, colleagues, and employers.

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Duke University
Duke University has about 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students and a world-class faculty helping to expand the frontiers of knowledge. The university has a strong commitment to applying knowledge in service to society, both near its North Carolina campus and around the world.
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Ratings and Reviews
Rated 4.6 out of 5 of 527 ratings

This course is an excellent opportunity to gain some skills that are essential to coding. Other than teaching the methods to code, the course is also highly focused on how to approach a complicated problem. It gives you valuable insight on breaking down these problems and develop an algorithm. The only bad side of the course is that if you are stuck, i.e. getting a wrong answer on a practice quiz or an example, you are going to have to find the error by yourself since the forum is not that active.

A nice course on cryptography. Learned many new data structures like HashMap, HashSet and ArrayList.

I found this course particularly tough. I had to take it slow because of work and family and rather than 4 weeks it took me 4 months. But in the end I felt I got the intended knowledge.

Some sections are hard without knowledgeable mentors in the discussion forums.

Pros: The tutors are well prepared for the course! I can see their enthusiasm!

The content is very online-learning oriented.

Cons: As a person who is already familiar with programming, the material develops a little too slowly for me.

Overall, I think this is a great start for Java beginners, especially for those new to programming.