It took me much longer than expected to finish the course and sometimes it made me feel stupid and helpless. Diving into functional programming was a mind bending experience, totally worth time spent!
As expected Martin is awesome in explaining principle of functional programming. I have started reading the book as well to make sure I keep up with the knowledge which I have gained from this course.
By Juan A A•
The contents are great. Some assignments have the problem that all tests pass in the local machine that they don't work on the Coursera sever when they are submitted
By kieran s•
Great course, but some exercises are very challenging for any beginners who wouldn't be motivated to push through. Still better than almost anything else out there!
By Nahum P•
Gives you insight into different thinking in recursive way.
The major problem, that it doesn't allow people not used to recursive thinking to get into problems fast.
By Juha K•
Great introduction to functional programming, and you'll get to learn the basics of Scala at the same time. Some of the assignments have a bit cryptic descriptions.
By Luye H•
well around intro to scala and FP principle. nice to learn from the original author of scala with good breath and depth. However the assignment is quite difficult.
By felipe b h•
Very good all in all. Seting up environment is a little bit difficult ans it makes beginning rather cumbersome, but then the clases and the material are excellent
By Jim R•
Last assignment is insanely hard! And I think one of the unit tests used during grading takes order into account where it shouldn't (subtract assessment - assess)
By aditya p•
Good course for learning functional paradigm coupled with object oriented concept. Very well planned course. It is definitely a great learning opportunity.
By Romain G•
I learned a lot in this course. Lots of it I knew, but now I feel I understand the basics better. Very well worth the time and efforts to complete this course.
By Mauro K L•
Excelente curso, aprendi muito sobre programação funcional. Quem não tem muito conhecimento sobre Java pode ter um pouco de dificuldades em algumas etapas.
By Juraj V•
Good introduction to scala principles. However some assignements are little bit hard, more concentrated on algorithms than scala itself. But I recommend.
By Yacine G•
Very interesting course, and a pretty challenging one. I particularly loved how the nitty-gritties of the Scala programming languge have been presented.
By özgür a•
Although the course lacks some details, I really appreciated it, especially the assignments emphasizing the coding format and testing. I learned a lot !
By Jessica C•
I feel like I learned quite a bit about functional programming. I was always curious about Scala since my college days. I highly recommend this class.
By Juan J E•
I would have liked to see examples applicable to situations closer to the business reality, despite that, I really liked it and I recommend the course.
By Aschwin W•
High level course. Exercises are academic of nature. You might need more time to finish the exercises. I appreciate that this is a well formed course.
By Dani G•
Great Course to be familiar with the functional programming principles. Missing a little bit more solved examples and some more fundamental materail
By Jose C C F•
It could have some more tests for the code in the assignments, otherwise its kind of difficult to test your own code. At least one test per method
By Dung V•
I like this course. It can help me about practise programing scala easily. In here, I can learn scala programming quickly with support everyone.
By Boris E•
Wish they didn't restructure the old classes, now it offers less of the interesting material. Fantastic course nonetheless, highly recommended.
By Philipp J•
you can learn a lot and the course is prepared really well. Sometimes I would wish to have some more practical and less mathematical examples.
By BIN L•
quite good course & professor, just the exercise is a bit too much for a beginner; more suitable for people who are familiar with the syntax
By Xiaoran(Kerry) C•
The assignment is a huge jump from the course content. But overall very well-designed course and learned a lot of algorithms along the way!
By Christian B•
More explanations on the basics of the language to start would be helpful. First try to express it in languages and terms that are familiar
By Michal N•
Pretty good course on Scala. Only thing they can change is to move Week 4 assignment to week 5 - because Week 5 videos help a lot with it.