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C++ For C Programmers, Part A

University of California, Santa Cruz via Coursera

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  • Provider Coursera
  • Subject Programming
  • $ Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
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  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Effort 5-12 hours a week
  • Start Date
  • Duration 5 weeks long

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This course is for experienced C programmers who want to program in C++. The examples and exercises require a basic understanding of algorithms and object-oriented software.

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Ira Pohl

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Reviews for Coursera's C++ For C Programmers, Part A
2.7 Based on 18 reviews

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Anonymous
1.0 5 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
This guy is too old to teach a class, any class. No focus in the lectures, no understanding of what is important in learning a computer language. No understanding of what his students want to learn, no understanding of what he really wants to teach. Amorphous babbling with no direction and sense.I strongly suspect he is doing this class to sell his C++ books. Complete and utter disaster, just avoid this class, and tell other people to not waste their time on this. One of the challenges to MOOC platforms is to weed out these semi-senile Ira Pohls and to prevent them to use the Coursera medium to massage their egos and make a name for themselves. What a shame, it was just embarrassing to witness what I saw. Complete and utter disgust.
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Anonymous
2.0 2 years ago
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
I am an experienced programmer and teacher of programming. I started this course because I thought - reasonably, given the title- that the course would get right to C++. Instead, there's a great deal of C and basic algorithms. This is a waste of my time!

Also, the code (Pure C code, three weeks into the course) to test whether a graph is connected is horribly incorrect, and almost unrelated to the correct presentation of the algorithm that preceded it. That's just inexcusable.

Except for the code errors, this is a decent introductory programming course-it is NOT C++ for C programmers.
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Masato Y
4.0 2 years ago
by Masato completed this course, spending 8 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be hard.
This course is difficult. First assignment project is easy. However, last 2 project is bumped up complexity. The programming codes evaluated by peer grading. However, people submitted wrong code(At least, I judged so. Even, I saw codes that couldn't be compiled.). In myself, I didn't have confidence about last project. Although, I completed this course. In this course, we can buy experience of evaluating other codes. Also, we can get opportunity of being evaluated self codes.
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Anonymous
1.0 2 years ago
Anonymous partially completed this course.
worst course ever he thinks as if you are an expert in c++ and its so tough to understand the terminology used

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Anonymous
1.0 2 years ago
Anonymous partially completed this course.
worst course ever he thinks as if you are an expert in c++ and its so tough to understand the terminology used

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Anonymous
1.0 a week ago
Anonymous completed this course.
I was at UC Santa Cruz and took the precursor to this course. That was an advanced class with graph algorithms and an open-ended project for a program that plays the game hex. It was okay if you had the data structures and C++ background, but it was not a beginning class. This is basically the same class, but not done well. The sad truth is that Dr Pohl doesn't complete what he sets out to do and the lack of quality of this Coursera class proves it. For content, I give 3 stars but overall just 1 start because, unfortunately, Coursera should remove this class from their offerings.
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Anonymous
1.0 3 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Teaches C++ pre C++11, at least three times says "if you have access to a C++11 compiler". Was made in 2013(?) So doesn't mention C++14 or 17. Not cool in 2018!

Focus on C, persons, years and algorithms instead of C++.

Talks about C from 80s, much has happened since. There are enums, const, for(int i, ...). It exists! And even if it didn't, why talk so much about it when I paid for a C++ course.

Also, reviews of classmates work creates your grade. 90% of participants just copy online contents straight off, doesn't even fulfill the task.

Summary: I learned some things, but largely waste of time and money.
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Anonymous
2.0 2 years ago
Anonymous partially completed this course.
This class provides *some* useful information about C++, but is largely unorganized and the lecturer OFTEN rambles and looses sight of the point.
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Colin K
5.0 3 years ago
by Colin completed this course and found the course difficulty to be medium.
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5.0 3 years ago
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3.0 3 years ago
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