Special Courses in Computer Science

Computer Science department

Andrew Mutz

Special Courses in Computer Science

Computer Science department

Andrew Mutz

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Overall 5.0
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Easiness of class 4.5
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Workload 3.5
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Clarity of professor 5.0
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Helpfulness of professor 5.0
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Tags

  • Uses Slides
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Snazzy Dresser
  • Often Funny
  • Would Take Again
  • Has Group Projects
  • Issues PTEs

Grades

Fall 2016
80.9%
67.4%
53.9%
40.4%
27.0%
13.5%
0.0%
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A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Fall 2015
60.9%
50.7%
40.6%
30.4%
20.3%
10.1%
0.0%
A+
A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Spring 2015
28.9%
24.1%
19.3%
14.4%
9.6%
4.8%
0.0%
A+
A
A-
B+
B
B-
C+
C
C-
D+
D
D-
F

Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Quarter Taken: Fall 2015 Submitted Feb. 3, 2016 Grade Received: A-

Mutz is probably among the best lecturers I've ever had. Very clean, professional slides and the guy knows what he's talking about, since he also works at a pretty high up position for a tech company.

The class covers very relevant and interesting technology (Ruby on Rails, TravisCI, Git, Amazon Web Services), and not your standard Lisp / C stuff that you need to run in a command line on the Linux servers. He assigns reading and practice from the textbook, and those are not enforced but highly recommended. 100% of your grade comes from a group project / report due at the end of the class.

The project involves building a web app and using a variety of techniques to scale it to handle thousands of users. The textbook and a little bit of the class cover web development and how to incorporate features into your app but the main focus is on scaling, so mostly concerning the database / backend. You can go tryhard mode and make a killer web app or you can just build a simple app; either way you'll get the same grade if you do all the methods he mentions for scaling.

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Tags

  • Uses Slides
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Engaging Lectures
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Snazzy Dresser
  • Often Funny
  • Would Take Again
  • Has Group Projects
  • Issues PTEs
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