Jun 12, 2017
Phew, this course was much harder than the preceding courses. Some assignments took many hours of work over several days. But it's doable, and well worth it.
Jan 13, 2017
If I wanted to learn programming from scratch, I'd take this specialization. They are great teachers and the recursion section was extremely helpful.
By Wang Rui•
Oct 03, 2018
This course is of high quality but not friendly to Chinese students.
By Amit moondra•
Jul 02, 2018
By Sangil Yun•
Jun 10, 2018
projects are tough at least for me it was but once you finish all the project, that rewarding feeling is just awesome
By Jayadev Haddadi•
Jun 05, 2018
wonderfully fun assignments!:)
Last one is killer... hardest one I faced on Coursera!:)
May 09, 2018
little bit hard to solve the assignment.
Even though it took much more time to solve the assignments and practice activity, this class was awesome.
By Julian Ong•
Mar 08, 2018
Another entertaining and great course in the series with really well-designed and engaging projects.
I am getting sad I'm running out of courses to take from Rixner, Warren, et al. They are superb.
CodeSkuptor and OwlTest are really easy to use and handy tools (although I've had some issues with OwlTest not working all of the time).
By Jeremy Ledger•
Feb 23, 2018
I came to PoC Part 2 via Rice's IIPP courses and PoC Part 1. The PoC series is a step up in difficulty from IIPP. The homework assignments usually took me several hours to complete and the mini-projects all took around 10 hours (maybe more) to complete. If you have lots of programming experience, I expect the mini-project would take you less time, at least once you've conceptualized how to solve the problem/project. And it is this thinking - rather than programming - that is the main thing the instructors want students to take away from this course. In other words, this is not an intermediate Python course. But it is a great class. You'll get an introduction to searches, data structures, recursion, trees, and how to test your software. And like IIPP, the mini-projects are based a fun games.
By Tom Sturgeon•
Jan 16, 2018
Very enlightening. Excellent assistance from staff.
By Aynur Zulkarnaev•
Dec 28, 2017
Excellent course. I tried several similar courses on Edx and Coursera platforms and found this as the most efficient. The lectures are clearly stated and always accompanied by reading material, which makes it easy to repeat the material.
Practical tasks are very interesting and help to develop practical skills.
It is a wonderful opportunity to learn Python and fundamentals of computing. I highly recommend this course to everyone interested in this subject.
By Ken McClure•
Dec 13, 2017
great course - really gets you thinking about coding efficiently