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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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AJ

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.

RS

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.

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By Hardik S

Oct 22, 2018

Challenging course if you are joining without any past formal education on CS concepts

By Rúben A M d C

Aug 23, 2017

very good course. Teached the basics of scala and allows for more courses to be taken

By Rudolf Z

Jul 29, 2017

Good explanation of Functional Programming basic concepts. Assignments are also good.

By Kuba F

Aug 03, 2016

Great course to learn basics for Scala, but for me too much math related assignments.

By Roger F C

Jun 13, 2017

Little bit hard. But the teacher is a genius... So its dificult to follow some times

By Shriraj B

Mar 16, 2020

Good Course to wrap up with scala, and how to think functionally when writing code.

By Eduardo C

Jul 27, 2017

Good introduction, some information seem to basic to be able to solve the exercises

By Hanif N

Aug 05, 2016

Really helped me understand the basic concepts of functional programming and Scala

By vahid s

Apr 05, 2020

I was a very good course for scala but I think it need more some mini excersice.

By snehik p

Mar 12, 2019

Very useful course.It would be great if more examples can be added to the course

By Mario A

Oct 07, 2016

Es un curso muy bueno y práctico. Solo falta completar la traducción al español.

By Лукашов В М

Feb 24, 2019

Некоторые задания были слишком сложные и занимали порядка 8 часов на выполнение

By Deleted A

Aug 31, 2016

It would be good to have examples that are not too much inclined towards Maths.

By Kota M

Nov 05, 2017

I like this a lot.

I hope that the professor covers programming technique more.

By Lichen N

Aug 17, 2017

A bit difficult to follow some concepts, if just watching the lecture videos.

By Ricard F

Dec 03, 2016

Buen curso para empezar en la programación funcional, sea Scala, Haskell, ...

By Satya R

Sep 24, 2016

It's a great course to understand the principles of functional programming.

By Julian C

Jun 27, 2017

Great assignments. Would have liked one more instead of having a week off.

By Alexander G

Feb 09, 2017

homework requires lost of effort and generally is not covered in lectures

By Otávio V

Jun 23, 2018

Sometimes I got bored in the videos, for me it should be more excersises

By Boy v D

May 26, 2017

Liked it a lot. The tests suites could sometimes be a bit better though.

By Andrius V

Sep 18, 2016

There are some issues with the course video, but overall great course :)

By Ronny H R

Mar 31, 2020

A bit abstract (mathematical) at times, but very well made, good videos

By MADALA.SRAVYA

Nov 24, 2017

Really good course for starters!! the assignments have quality grading

By Luis V

Nov 23, 2017

Good course, with many important concepts and non trivial assignments.