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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 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!

Oct 8, 2016

Really good explanation by the instructor. Good assignments. The assignments gave a good insights into functional programming. I loved the way the problems were decomposed into neat smaller functions.

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By Ge Y

Jul 24, 2016

Great course!

By Lifu J

Jun 15, 2016

great lecture

By Ruslan P

Jun 13, 2016

Great course!

By Fang Z

Jun 10, 2016

Great course!

By Miguel E S R

Jun 23, 2019

super pretty

By Tian

Feb 20, 2018

nice course!

By Paolo S

Feb 8, 2018

simply great

By Elad W

Jan 4, 2018

Great course


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By Svetlana B

Jul 16, 2017

very useful!

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By York H

Mar 29, 2017

Great course

By Douglas M

Feb 28, 2017

Great course

By shellsong

Feb 14, 2017

very helpful

By Jonathan V M

Jan 31, 2017

Nice course!

By Vasilii K

Sep 11, 2016

I like scala

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Jun 27, 2016

Great course

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By Gourav S

Nov 2, 2017

super duper

By shimin

Jul 24, 2017

nice course

By Nikola L

Jul 10, 2017

very useful

By Zsolt p

Jun 5, 2017

Very good!!

By Oleg R

Mar 6, 2017

really good