This course, part of the Software Development MicroMasters program, will dig deep into the principles of object oriented design, and introduce new abstraction techniques and design patterns. You will use these techniques to build an application that makes use of popular online services and APIs – the most complex software design project so far.
By the end of the course, you will have a solid foundation in Java and Object-Oriented Design, as well as many software development concepts that can be applied to any language.
Learners who enroll in the Verified track will receive staff grading for the course project and increased interaction with the instructors and staff.
Chris Dziewa is taking this course right now, spending 10 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be hard.
This course has the honor of being the worst Computer Science and programming course I've taken to date. It is a shame because the subject material is very interesting and important. I was able to breeze through the lecture and study materials. And therein...
This course has the honor of being the worst Computer Science and programming course I've taken to date. It is a shame because the subject material is very interesting and important. I was able to breeze through the lecture and study materials. And therein lies the problem,-there weren't enough of them. I feel like this ended up being a quick summary of the things that were important to software development. It glossed over the important concepts without connecting the themes together in a progressive manner yet required a high level of understanding in some of the quizzes and in the final project.
Quizzes ended up being more guess work than proof of understanding with their use of ambiguous language and a command of the concepts that was not taught. This all came to a head in the final project which required a great understanding of not only the poorly taught concepts but of the Java programming language as well, including graphics- a concept that wasn't even mentioned. Very disappointed as I really enjoyed the How to Code series which is part of the same micro masters program that this 2 course series belongs to.