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About the Course

Functional programming is becoming increasingly widespread in industry. This trend is driven by the adoption of Scala as the main programming language for many applications. Scala fuses functional and object-oriented programming in a practical package. It interoperates seamlessly with both Java and Javascript. Scala is the implementation language of many important frameworks, including Apache Spark, Kafka, and Akka. It provides the core infrastructure for sites such as Twitter, Tumblr and also Coursera. In this course you will discover the elements of the functional programming style and learn how to apply them usefully in your daily programming tasks. You will also develop a solid foundation for reasoning about functional programs, by touching upon proofs of invariants and the tracing of execution symbolically. The course is hands on; most units introduce short programs that serve as illustrations of important concepts and invite you to play with them, modifying and improving them. The course is complemented by a series programming projects as homework assignments. Recommended background: You should have at least one year programming experience. Proficiency with Java or C# is ideal, but experience with other languages such as C/C++, Python, Javascript or Ruby is also sufficient. You should have some familiarity using the command line....

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Sep 23, 2019

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.

Sep 13, 2018

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!

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By Suraj S

Jan 18, 2017

Good Course! Helps to get the basic concept of Functional Programming.

By Lorenzo

Dec 4, 2018

Very interesting and well taught. Could be more inspiring though.

By Zihan C

Feb 14, 2018

The homework is totally irrelevant with the course material...

By Arushi S

Dec 26, 2019

Got the basics of scala in a very interesting way. Thanks!!

By Konstantin S

Apr 16, 2019

A bit on the easy side, but otherwise a great FP 101 course

By ByungMoo A

Mar 6, 2018

lecture is grate. but Programming Assignment need to answer

By Sooraj A

Jun 15, 2020

Good course content. Learned more than the course content.


Jun 16, 2017

It is a good course for understanding functional language

By Emmanouil G

Nov 17, 2016

It could have been better if there were more unit tests.

By Bartłomiej H

Aug 6, 2020

Very nice and informational, albeit chaotic in places.

By Alex M

Sep 4, 2016

Interesting problems to be solved in a functional way.

By Umais J

Jan 14, 2020

Well structured. Learnt a lot of functional paradigm.


Jun 24, 2017

Very good course, for anyone who want to learn scala!

By Carlos D M I

Sep 9, 2016

Tons of math, but I achieved what I was looking for.

By SuperBo

Sep 3, 2016

This course help me learn functional programming.

By Divyansh K

Oct 11, 2016

Very engaging. Very insightful. Makes you work.

By Navjinder V

Nov 30, 2018

Great course content with awesome assignments!

By manasa k

Jul 18, 2017

It was a little tough on the assignments.

By Jesús R C

Jul 18, 2019

Great overview of functional programing

By Abraham d J F M

Jul 23, 2019

Buen curso, Excelente para comenzar :)

By Patrick R

Jan 2, 2019

Solid grounding in Scala fundamentals

By Sta t B

Aug 14, 2016

A good course but it could be better.

By Kyungnae L

Aug 30, 2016

Content is not updated. Now is 2016.

By Vladislav B

Jun 18, 2017

Great video, too abstract practice.

By Austin M

Aug 5, 2017

Great material, pace is good too.