Feb 17, 2016
This is definitely one of the best courses I have taken online.\n\nIf you are interested in learning Rub on Rials with MongoDB,\n\nstop reading this comment and sign-up.
Nov 22, 2016
Love this course. Helped me understand angular 1 concepts very well and with great explanations and coding examples. Keep it up and keep eating those cookies :)
교육 기관: MattYi•
Oct 22, 2017
Overall this is a great course with a lot discussion on MongoDB and using Ruby on Rails to build web services. However, it would be better if the professor can give more explanation on codes and syntaxes rather than just copying and pasting lines of codes to command line and show what the results are - we can do that ourselves, but we want to know why that works. And also, the projects are much harder than what I expected - project 2 would definitely take more than 8 hours and so does project 3. And some of the implementations in the projects are given a great deal of hints but I actually did not find the corresponding materials within the lecture, and I sometimes don't know why I have to do it that way even though I managed to get the codes work. But as a whole this course is great - it offers a different look at database and this is the only course that talks about web services rather than web apps in this specialization. I gave my opinions not because I am complaining, but because I wish I could contribute to its becoming better.
교육 기관: Ted H•
Nov 27, 2019
A very intense course! On the plus side, the course was very thorough and I learned a lot!! On the minus side, the course depends on outdated versions of Ruby, Rails, and MongoDB. If you want to take this course it is HIGHLY recommended that you install Ruby 2.2, Rails 4.2, and MongoDB 3.4. Also you should be aware that the course time-estimates are vastly optimistic. Every "1-week" course takes 10-full-time-days of effort. One assignment runs to 51 pages of requirements!! The professors also seem to have given up on this course, and it is rare to find a response more recent that 2 years old. But almost all problems are solved somewhere in the existing forums, so if you do attempt this course you should be ok.
교육 기관: olivier h•
Oct 03, 2018
Not up to (my) expectations.
This course is not bad, I've seen much worse on coursera, BUT is it good enough to justify the investment, I'm not sure. Following the video is tedious, and boring. The instructor gives the impression he follows a recipe, and never explains why he's doing what he's doing: he rather describes what we already have on screen. I can read, thank you! I expect much more from an online course, supported by a reputable university. I expect some deeper explanation, I want to be taught why things are the way they are. Why do we choose MongoDB over a conventional RDBMS ? What are the benefits ? the drawbacks ? This should be explained to put things in context. Toward the end of first week, the instructor switches to "MongoLab". He never introduces it or explain what it is! One sentence would be enough to put things in context.
I'm not on coursera to follow a soulless recipe, Technical matters are often dry, repetitive, boring, I need to feel some excitment from the instructor, and I need him to put things in context, to unveil what is not obvious.
교육 기관: David M•
Jul 11, 2019
I found this course hard to follow. There are better ways out there to learn MongoDB and Mongoid. The lectures feature a lot of copy and pasted magic code and don't give a sense of how you would compose the queries in practice. The problems often require you to guess what the lecturer had in mind, even when they are phrased in an open-ended way - if you don't do it the expected way, something is going to break later on.
From a technical point of view, the course has not aged well. The Ruby/MongoDB/Mongoid stack leads to dependency hell (not entirely the fault of the lecturer or JHU). It is likely your code will work fine and pass the tests on your machine, but fail the automated grader. There are many complaints in the forums along those lines, and the mentors were quite helpful in responding to them, but they no longer seem to be active and it appears the course is no longer being actively supported by JHU.
I abandoned this course after losing my fight with the automated grader in week 3 and running into more technical problems in week 4. The course is not completely useless and you will learn something about MongoDB from it, but I'm struggling to find other positives so I gave it two stars. I would not recommend the course but if you are taking the RoR full stack specialization, don't let that stop you from moving on to the other courses which have generally been very good.
교육 기관: Peter S•
Feb 18, 2016
The layout of this course is extremely well reasoned out. Each module gives important stepping stones for the students both to understand and to get practical skills to use the material after the course. For me it was an extra bonus to learn about teh Rails API in the 4th week of the course. I will surely need that in the future. All assignments include very thorough guidance on how you can check your own work one step at a time all the way through. In fact I have never before attended a course where so much effort had been but into that part by the teachers. Much praise for that. The graded assignments were hard. I had to put in a quite considerable effort in each of them, especially week 3. Much more work than I had anticipated. However I cannot point to any part of the material that could easily have been left out. Everything we learned seemed useful and important. So in spite of the hard work I am happy that I stayed in there to the end.
교육 기관: Moez B•
Oct 12, 2016
This is a great course. It is challenging, but that comes with the territory if you want to write code. I like the fact that the assignments are challenging and long; the only issue I had is that I work full-time and hardly have the 20+ hours a week to spend on the programming assignments. Also, the estimated times listed for each assignments are not realistic for somebody learning the topics in this course for the first time. I would recommend this course to anybody wanting to learn how to develop web apps and api web services using Rails with MongoDB as the backend. Just be prepared to dedicate a lot of time each week. Especially week3's assigment. I ran out of time and had to transfer to a new session to complete the course because of my full-time job. It would be beneficial for students to have a spare week, in between the third and fourth assignment.
교육 기관: William K•
Aug 30, 2016
I am a full-stack developer working mainly with Ruby on Rails.
I took this course to learn about MongoDB and how it can be used with Rails, as well as to pick up certain aspects of Rails that I have not been using as much (like JBuilder)
The materials and assignments are very detailed, which shows that a lot of effort has gone into them. Although some of the work turned out to be more time-consuming than expected, I enjoyed going through it and seeing the results.
교육 기관: Matt W•
Nov 28, 2016
I thought this course was really challenging and that made it worth it. I was expecting the course to just be "here's another type of database, and here's how to use it in Rails". But they went into all the features unique to Mongo. They showed things you can't do in ActiveRecord. The last project being an introduction to making APIs was great too. It really got me thinking about all the types of web apps I could make.
교육 기관: email@example.com•
Jul 06, 2017
Wow, not easy, time estimates to complete course are not accurate unless you already have a understanding of the concepts, but 100% worth the time. Instructors provide prompt feedback and most questions have already been asked so typically you can find what you need when you get stumped.
교육 기관: Gordon S•
Jan 30, 2017
A most excellent course! I learned a lot more than I thought I would. My only comment is that the time estimates were way off for me -- I ended up spending up to four times as long as the estimate, on each week's assignment. But it was worth it.
교육 기관: Aleksandar N•
Jul 12, 2016
At this point, after 3 courses, I can say that I am more then competent enough for great freelancing. I can only imagine how will my skill-set look after next two courses and final capstone project. Thanks a lot, JH Ruby team!
교육 기관: Utku K•
May 08, 2017
Very nice course with good and fast support through the exercises. I am still a newbie for Rails and Mongo, but I think I made a good introduction to the topic. Be aware that the course may get demanding from time to time.
교육 기관: Nicolas S V•
Sep 25, 2016
This course was challenging, with a lot of new things to learn since MongoDB was used, first without a gem and the using it to really understand what we were doing. The staff is active and responsive! Thank you all!
교육 기관: Juan P P•
Jun 01, 2016
I recommend this course to anyone who wants to start learning about document-oriented data model databases. It helped me a lot, since I have mostly worked with relational databases and I got curious about Mongodb.
교육 기관: Max•
Feb 17, 2016
This is definitely one of the best courses I have taken online.
If you are interested in learning Rub on Rials with MongoDB,
stop reading this comment and sign-up.
교육 기관: Venugopal D•
Feb 07, 2016
course work is too hectic. its hard for some one who is new to web app development and new to ruby! but over all strength and content of the course is good.
교육 기관: Boulate K•
Mar 31, 2018
Very easy to understand the lectures and is taught by a professor who is well versed with the concepts.
I recommend this course 100%
교육 기관: Dersu O E•
Apr 30, 2017
Really good course,you will find so much valuable information in it.Even the WebService module was like standalone course by itself.
교육 기관: Natalja O•
Apr 22, 2016
Great course with a lot of practical work, that makes you not only know subject, but also feel it by the tops of your fingers.
교육 기관: Arman K•
Feb 20, 2016
Saps away a lot of time for beginners, but every hour spent is worth it! Best course so far in the specialization.
교육 기관: Stuart C•
Sep 19, 2016
This was a very challenging course, especially the programming assignments. However, it is very worthwhile.
교육 기관: Emmanuel A•
Feb 28, 2016
This course is a lot of hard work but, take hard work to become proffesional
교육 기관: Tolga Y•
Mar 19, 2016
Great way to learn about MongoDB and it's integration with Rails framework.
교육 기관: Scott N•
Sep 03, 2017
Great exposure to Mongo and a different way of implementing a database
교육 기관: Cristian R•
Jun 06, 2018
I learned a lot of MongoDB and how to integrate it with Rails.