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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, such as modeling business domains or implementing business logic. 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 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!

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.

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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.

By Jordi R

Mar 30, 2017

The learning curve is a bit steep

By Daniel S

Apr 17, 2017

good class. I did learn a lot.

By Srinivasarao M

Oct 16, 2019

Very Good explanatory Course

By Joaquín D R

Aug 27, 2019

Basic Level in my opinion :D

By Gabriela

Dec 7, 2016

Thank you! I learned a lot.

By Bogdan T

Feb 5, 2017

Not all examples are right

By JayanthKumar K

Jun 8, 2019

The Course was superbbb.

By Mahesh N

Dec 1, 2017

Overall training is good

By Chen, L

Jun 8, 2017

Good course! I love it!

By SyamalaRishithaSri

Dec 10, 2019

very good expalanation

By Amin S

Apr 18, 2017

quick intro to Scala

By Ngoc-Bien N

Jan 14, 2019

A very good course

By Abdulhadi C

Jul 24, 2016

Too mathematical.

By Luis A S V

May 24, 2016

I am interest