Instructors and the instructors who moderate the forums are great. It is a bit different way to look at programming but it makes sense and I would recommend to anyone who wants to learn C
It is actually a hard course i guess you need to have at least the basics as some of the assignments were really hard take me a lot of time to do them. especially the poker assignment
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创建者 Himanshu k•
The Readings sections in the course need a major revision. I had to spent hours trying to understand what was being conveyed. Also the README files of the assignment tasks. The language used was confusing and many times the instructions were not clear. I would suggest a revision of all the problem statements and readings.
创建者 Blaine C•
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?
创建者 Xuejia D•
Some assignments are not very clear with instructions and even a huge jump between assignments. I can only get help from Forum. Sometimes one problem can stop you for several days until someone answer your question in forum.
创建者 Leonid P•
This course is very good (and teaches you how to use different tools like gdb and emacs), but was have some bugs with grading.
创建者 Martin K•
Well readme's are written with typos - shows how much "care" has been put in to this course by Duke
创建者 Timmy D•
I love the contents, but dealing with unknown test cases is extremely time consuming
创建者 Manan J•
External Grader is complicated and slow. Checking test cases is too difficult.
创建者 Yuqing W•
The test cases are tedious and not friendly for people not playing pokers
创建者 Zhenmin L•
the online practice environment is not a good experience for students
创建者 Angela F•
Maybe the only problem was the instrucctions, but nice work
创建者 Istiaque A A•
Should increase the amount of video.
创建者 Aquib J T•
That was pretty tough
创建者 RISHI Y J•
too hard to code
创建者 Abby V•
Here's the thing, if you have experience with coding in other languages, then this is probably a good introduction to c. However, if you are new to programming beware! This is not for you. The instructions for the assignments are often vague which personally led me to a significant amount of unnecessary heartache. Moreover, they don't introduce critical concepts before throwing you at problems that are frankly sometime outside an beginner's scope. If you are new, be prepared for hours of googling in an attempt to figure out the concepts they skimmed over of failed to introduce all together. Also, the final poker testing project costs you hours while you attempt to find invisible bugs with the hints basically begin "well you should try thinking like a programmer"
创建者 Tirtharaj S•
the worst course course ever I enrolled. the ppe grader is just disgusting. the topic or grader is not bad ,grader complexity makes it bad.
创建者 Alec M•
My token broke and I haven't been able to get help on it since then...
创建者 HARSH G•
emacs editor is the worst thing in this course rest is good
创建者 Anindita S•
i can not satisfy with this course
创建者 Kaitlin S•
Not enough Instructions
创建者 Hansani B•
I enrolled to this course with very high expectations as to the fact that I can learn the C language, but I was disappointed when I got know that the teacher(s) were in fact teaching things which were basically IQ tests. There were some parts in the teachings that were logically "broken" as well.
The teacher(s) seemed to "show off" by making very simple things extremely complex. Mind you, this course is for beginners, but you can't even pass certain assignments if you don't even have at least a slight bit of knowledge of the C language. If you were planning on learning everything from scratch, I think this course would be useless and you should look elsewhere.
Therefore, I have decided to not participate in this course due to those matters.
创建者 Apostol B•
I intended to take the whole specialization and I got through the first two courses when I decided that continuing is pointless. My goal was to become more proficient in C programming. Instead there was relatively little code to be written and I spent most of my time on black box testing. If I wanted a course in black box testing, that is what I would looked for. Even though I completed the first two courses, I consider them a waste of time and effort. I do not recommend them.
创建者 Justin M•
So disappointed in this class/specialization. The tools (programming environment) is buggy, slow, and a pain to use. Instruction is lacking in content and clarity. Had to waste massive amounts of time googling and looking up explanations on discussion boards.
I've taken over 50 Coursera courses, and this is the first specialization I quit because I just couldn't keep putting more effort into taking the course than the instructors put into making it.
创建者 Jose A R A•
Really bad course. Assignment are poorly explained, you spend more time deducting what is required than getting things done. Practice exercises requires yo to know a lot more than what is explained in the theory classes. Completing practical exercises for debugging and testing is a nightmare and provides no lessons to be applied in real life. A very poor course overall, I would not recommend it to anyone.