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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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Oct 09, 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.


Sep 24, 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 Miguel E S R

Jun 23, 2019

super pretty

By Tian

Feb 20, 2018

nice course!

By Paolo S

Feb 08, 2018

simply great

By Elad W

Jan 04, 2018

Great course


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By Svetlana B

Jul 16, 2017

very useful!

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By York H

Mar 30, 2017

Great course

By Douglas M

Mar 01, 2017

Great course

By 傅晓嵩

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

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By Gourav S

Nov 02, 2017

super duper

By shimin

Jul 24, 2017

nice course

By Nikola L

Jul 10, 2017

very useful

By Zsolt p

Jun 05, 2017

Very good!!

By Oleg R

Mar 06, 2017

really good

By Alexander K

Jan 15, 2017

Good course

By Dhirendra K K

Jan 05, 2017

Nice course

By Diman B

Nov 17, 2016

great intro

By wjt_bc

Aug 30, 2016

very useful