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Intermediate Level

Approx. 13 hours to complete

English

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Skills you will gain

StreamsFunctional DesignReactive ProgrammingFunctional Programming

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39%

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Intermediate Level

Approx. 13 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

13 hours to complete

For Expressions and Monads

13 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 164 min), 10 readings, 3 quizzes
10 videos
Tools Setup for Mac OS X21m
Tools for Setup for Windows18m
Tutorial: Working on the Programming Assignments8m
Recap: Functions and Pattern Matching19m
Recap: Collections12m
Lecture 1.1 - Queries with For7m
Lecture 1.2 - Translation of For11m
Lecture 1.3 - Functional Random Generators19m
Lecture 1.4 - Monads20m
10 readings
Troubleshooting10m
Grading Policy10m
Tools Setup10m
Sbt Tutorial10m
IntelliJ IDEA Tutorial10m
Scala Tutorial10m
Cheat Sheet10m
Reactive Cheat Sheet10m
Scala Style Guide10m
Learning Resources10m
Week
2

Week 2

7 hours to complete

Lazy Evaluation

7 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 80 min)
5 videos
Lecture 2.2 - Streams12m
Lecture 2.3 - Lazy Evaluation11m
Lecture 2.4 - Computing with Infinite Sequences9m
Lecture 2.5 - Case Study: the Water Pouring Problem31m
Week
3

Week 3

7 hours to complete

Type-Directed Programming

7 hours to complete
5 readings
5 readings
Motivating Example10m
Type-Directed Programming10m
Type Classes10m
Conditional Implicit Definitions10m
Implicit Conversions10m
3 practice exercises
Type-Directed Programming
Conditional Implicit Definitions30m
Implicit Conversions
Week
4

Week 4

1 hour to complete

Functions and State

1 hour to complete
6 videos (Total 72 min)
6 videos
Lecture 4.2 - Identity and Change8m
Lecture 4.3 - Loops8m
Lecture 4.4 - Extended Example: Discrete Event Simulation10m
Lecture 4.5 - Discrete Event Simulation: API and Usage10m
Lecture 4.6 - Discrete Event Simulation: Implementation and Test18m

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About the Functional Programming in Scala Specialization

Discover how to write elegant code that works the first time it is run. This Specialization provides a hands-on introduction to functional programming using the widespread programming language, Scala. It begins from the basic building blocks of the functional paradigm, first showing how to use these blocks to solve small problems, before building up to combining these concepts to architect larger functional programs. You'll see how the functional paradigm facilitates parallel and distributed programming, and through a series of hands on examples and programming assignments, you'll learn how to analyze data sets small to large; from parallel programming on multicore architectures, to distributed programming on a cluster using Apache Spark. A final capstone project will allow you to apply the skills you learned by building a large data-intensive application using real-world data....
Functional Programming in Scala

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