COMPTNG 10A

Introduction to Programming

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Michael Andrews See Full Profile

Overall 3.8 Easiness 1.8 Workload 2.5 Clarity 4.2 Helpfulness 3.8

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For those who said Andrews was the “best” Professor, seriously dude? With much tears and regret, I dropped the class a day before the finals week.

Fall Quarter 2019
Omri Azencot See Full Profile

Overall 3.5 Easiness 3.5 Workload 4.0 Clarity 2.5 Helpfulness 3.5

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This is for PIC 20A. Azencot is a good professor who is rather lenient, explains concepts adequately, and doesn't make the class too difficult. Coming from other PIC classes, it can be kind of underwhelming to have him, as he is not as charismatic/exciting as professors such as Haberland and Virtanen. However, he is still a solid, helpful instructor that you should definitely consider taking a class with.

Spring Quarter 2018
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Daniel Balague Guardia See Full Profile

Overall 2.2 Easiness 2.4 Workload 2.6 Clarity 2.2 Helpfulness 2.5

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You're better off learning from the textbook than going to Dr. Balague's. He is by far one of the worst professors I have had at UCLA. He doesn't actually teach anything in class. He tends to just copy and paste codes onto his compiler and show you how different things work without going into much detail. He is rude and unhelpful to his students. Is only available for office hours 1 hour per week BY APPOINTMENT. He prefaces many questions directed at him with "well you should know this". Homework can be incredibly tedious and time consuming. Oh, and the worst part is that if your project doesn't compile ( even by the slightest error in one line in your code), you can't get higher than a 50% on that assignment. Midterms and final were difficult, with questions ambiguously worded (and Balague not willing to clarify any wording during the exams). HE'S THE PROFESSOR FOR THE LAST AVAILABLE LECTURE FOR A REASON. DO NOT TAKE HIM.

Fall Quarter 2015
I Burhanuddin Full Profile > N/A Overall N/A Easiness N/A Workload N/A Clarity N/A Helpfulness
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I Burhanuddin See Full Profile

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HanQin Cai See Full Profile

Overall 3.3 Easiness 2.7 Workload 3.3 Clarity 3.3 Helpfulness 3.0

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I came into the class with absolutely zero knowledge in coding but I was still able to get an A. The biggest reason would most likely be because Cai is extremely fair with his exams. He has explicitly said that he only tests on what he covers in lectures, so attending lectures is extremely helpful.

Though he does have an accent, Cai has an exceptional understanding of the material and he does his best to impart his knowledge. I know that teaching coding is hard, but Cai does a pretty good job.

My only complaint is that he is not that friendly, though I did wear him down by the end of the quarter. He sometimes judges you when you ask what he probably thinks is a dumb question, but he does his best to answer.

I hated coding in the beginning, and I still do now but at least less.

Winter Quarter 2019
Weiqi Chu See Full Profile

Overall 4.5 Easiness 3.0 Workload 3.0 Clarity 4.0 Helpfulness 5.0

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I have no idea about programming before coming to this class. As such, it is very confusing for me starting from week 3. One recommendation is to constantly reread the slides after lecture and prepare questions. Please do read lectures and her examples before attempting assignments as they are long. Dr. Chu is very nice and helpful, and the tests can’t be more fair! I would surely recommend her to everyone

Fall Quarter 2019
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Stephen Desalvo See Full Profile

Overall 5.0 Easiness 3.0 Workload 2.5 Clarity 5.0 Helpfulness 5.0

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Desalvo is an all around great professor. He goes out of his way to make lectures engaging for his students (he uses slides that he posts online, so you’re not screwed if you don’t show up to lecture. Also attendance is not mandatory). He assigns ten coding assignments across the quarter, each of which is due on Friday at 5 PM. There was one midterm and it consisted of only lecture material. Same deal with the final.

Highly recommend this class.

Winter Quarter 2017
Claudia Falcon See Full Profile

Overall 4.7 Easiness 3.7 Workload 3.0 Clarity 4.7 Helpfulness 5.0

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Very nice introduction to C++, if you’ve got any prior programming skills (for example knowing another language) you’re pretty much guaranteed an A. Professor Falcon is engaging, clear and occasionally very funny!

Fall Quarter 2018
Matthew Haberland Full Profile > 4.0 Overall 3.0 Easiness 3.0 Workload 5.0 Clarity 5.0 Helpfulness
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Matthew Haberland See Full Profile

Overall 4.0 Easiness 3.0 Workload 3.0 Clarity 5.0 Helpfulness 5.0

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