Awesome course, I think anyone who wants to do web app stuff should try this. Although it would a little difficult to go through the autograder, but believe me, It's worth it. Dedication is the key.
The best online course I have done. Very thorough and possibly a little bit challenging for begginers. You have to put in some work and follow carefully. Very well made assignments. Thank you!
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創建者 Nathan G•
The 3 chapters I read in book (Missing Link) were fabulous. Excited to read more. I picked up a bunch of very helpful points following Dr CSev. However, sometimes talking over my head and referenced "(stuff we learned earlier)." I had not taken other courses in specialization but it seemed like I was missing videos. I had to stop and do research to find out what he's talking about on numerous topics. (e.g. htmlentities, SQL, location of sample code, how placeholders avoid injection, etc). Often he talked too fast and glossed over points, didn't explain how to deploy code or what happens after success coding. "And off you go" doesn't help the newbie like me. I often didn't know how to use/implement the lesson. Even if it was mentioned earlier, the purpose/use should be repeated/demonstrated again when done. Also, a newbie could use hard-to-miss instructions on how to take the course, where/when to download resources, etc. I was bouncing around trying to figure out how the whole thing worked.
Probaby the best course on PHP web applications for begginers in the world of MOOCs; the teacher (Dr. Chuck) approaches the subject from a amazingly friendly point of view, introducing key concepts and building on previous courses on PHP and SQL; thus, I won't recommend it unless you haven't them, or at least have a basic foundation on SQL.
As for its shortcomings, the wording of the instructions for the assignments are often sloppy, so you have to spend some extra time to make sure you understand what you're supposed to do.
However, all in all this was an excellent first course for a would back-end developer like myself.
創建者 Antonio S M•
Really good and clear lectures with fun and challenging assignments. This course is especially good if you followed the previous ones within the specialization.
The only thing I'm missing would be more advanced stuff or at least a follow up, more challenginig course (e.g. learning about different frameworks, security, more advanced PHP, a capstone project, etc.)
創建者 Eugene B•
The course is highly useful, yet the assignment descriptions and Staff replies on forums need better wording and spelling. There were typos, misleading semantics, and grammatically incorrect statements which make material comprehension to feel more difficult.
創建者 Nathan S•
Very interesting course and well explained. Assignments can be tough at times and can require you to look things up yourself rather than depending on the lectures alone. Be prepared to put some work in if you haven't done this before
創建者 TATENDA Y G•
Not yet completed. Goodwill because of the instructor. Now [9 Sep 2018, 0259 +2GMT] just added another star to the course because of what I deem to be excellent lecturers
創建者 Jalitha I D•
The course is good. There is a lot to learn for a beginner. But sometimes it was boring because all of the details were explained two or three times.
The Quality Of The Lectures was great. The Course Gave Information about proper techniques in sql manipulation and to prevent sql injections
創建者 Aznan k•
It was a great course my only suggestion would be a better instructor support was necessary which was not available.
創建者 Cyan C•
Everything is fine except peer review.... its really time consuming to wait for others to grade
創建者 Enoch P•
Very introductory, but a great way to get started in SQL if you're already familiar with PHP.
創建者 Nikos A•
Really good course, kind of hard but the instructor was excellent.
創建者 Zeeshan A K•
Not good for someone having no PHP background.
創建者 Prabhu M•
Nice and excellent training
創建者 Manav J•
Great Course for starters
創建者 Tom V•
Very good course!
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創建者 Alexander B•
Charles is great and the course is too! Sometimes I feel that we're not being challenged enough; the code for the assignments is basically handed to us.
But the thing that really takes points off this course is the AUTOGRADER. Please to the kind staff, make that thing slightly smarter, at least not case-sensitive or, at the very least, be EXTREMELY specific about the names that the forms and so need to be called.
There are, at times, a few annoying discrepancies between the assignment descriptions and the actual assignment for the AUTOGRADER. The assignment descriptions are at times lacking in clarity (not code wise because that is easy enough if you pay attention to the lectures) and could use a re-write.
創建者 Matt O•
Good course. Don't do much with cookies after a lot of time spent discussing them. The project descriptions are not fantastically written and often unclear. With most assignments I spent the majority of the time addressing the foibles of the auto grader (e.g. Log in v. Log In) or rewinding big chunks of work due to the assignment description.
However, Dr. Chuck is a passionate, energetic, and easy going instructor. This in infectious and you really do develop a working bond with him through the courses. Left me with a good foundation on PHP for sure.
創建者 Michael J•
The assignments were very difficult and required a lot of outside resources to be used. If I had a question specific to an assignment I couldn't ask it in the discussion forums because no code is allowed in there. It took me probably 2 or 3 times longer than it should have been to completed this course.
On a positive note, Dr. Chuck is a great and passionate teacher.
創建者 ANIL K M•
Bad experience with teaching staff staff named Stephen Catto. He spoiled the learning experience. His response to questions on the discussion forum were filled with sarcasm and in a tone suggesting as if one shall not ask any question.
創建者 Ramy T K•
there was something off in this course, the assignments was a bit confusing, assignments' requirements can be revised, simplified or both.
創建者 Mili M•
I'm not getting how to perform its lab. There should one video for that. moreover, after entering the correct id n password...I'm still getting an error