Sep 15, 2016
This is a university degree course which takes enormous effort to complete. But still its beond the programming course range giving you whats not possible to google or learn practical way. Thanks!
Mar 18, 2018
Thank you for this exciting course! I did the FP in Scala course a few years ago and decided to do the full certification now. I am looking forward to the next courses in the specialisation.
By Abhinav P•
Dec 15, 2017
I was optimistic about this course based on the previous course, because that course was consistent, self-contained, and systematic. On the other hand, this course was clearly put together by throwing together, rather haphazardly, bits and pieces of other courses, some of which no longer even exist. This is outrageous; a course like this would never be taught at a prestigious institution like EPFL, and it is highly deceptive to give us a course, put together in a arbitrary, incoherent, Frankensteinish fashion, right after a course that was quite systematic and coherent.
Week one and two were not bad, hence why I gave two stars instead of one. But week three involves a programming project that has literally nothing to do with the lectures at all. To be sure, I didn't mind learning about Scala Check, but I had to do it pretty much entirely on my own; it was mentioned for about five seconds in the lecture videos. If I wanted to just read documentation without any actual teaching, why would I sign up for a course like this?
And week 4! Coursera/whoever put this course together isn't even trying anymore. The videos are clearly from multiple different courses, and Odersky himself makes references entire weeks worth of content that simply doesn't exist anymore. This is a damn mess. In its current state, the course is simply not worth publishing.
For what its worth, the removed lecture videos can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMhMDErmC1TdBMxd3KnRfYiBV2ELvLyxN
But these videos do not contain the removed exercises/programming projects, unfortunately.
By Gabriel G C•
Jan 09, 2019
It seems that this course was partially updated, but it was not done in a seamlessly way. I think this course deserve a full remake, if possible with the same instructor all the time.
By Shaul E•
Mar 01, 2018
The course starts well and has really good exercises, HOWEVER at weeks 3-4 the lectures lose their logical order, it feels like a collection of random lectures from other course syllabus that have been "reused" here.
Week 3 exercise has very little to do with the lectures, and week 4 lectures are even worse, martin says he'll talk about 1 thing that is later not in the course, then we switch to someone else that talks about "things we've seen before" - which we haven't!
Don't get me wrong, you can still learn a lot from this and understand most of it, but it just feels very unprofessional, glad I've only audited this course and didn't pay for it, if that was the case I would feel very disappointed
By Jonathan S R•
Jul 13, 2019
everything was intuitive and enjoyable
By Zeb S•
Jul 11, 2019
I suspect I am not alone in finding the fourth week of this course to be somewhat lacking. I agree with the majority of the feedback regarding the shortcomings of the final week; however, as a whole this was a fun course and I learned a lot.
By Dmytro S•
Jul 02, 2019
This is actually a very good course. There are some inconsistencies but it's actually good: when I fix them I have realized that I've learned more deeply. Anyway, this is a "must" course for someone who is learning Functional Programming Design.
By Ankur S•
Jun 25, 2019
Very Good. Some parts can be provided with some material to refer . Example reactive programming.
By Santiago A•
Jun 25, 2019
The course is great. I put 4 stars because week 4 is very hard to follow up and may take more than one week.
By Andrius V•
Jun 01, 2019
Course material needs reviewing and updates
By Alex L•
May 11, 2019
Definitely challenging. Sometimes there were some tricky gaps between what the lectures covered and what the assignments were looking for information wise.
Apr 29, 2019
By Malhar J•
Apr 28, 2019
The course was good but not as good/detailed as the first one. Martin did an excellent job as usual though. I felt the course content was interesting but got very dull towards the end. The assignments were not really challenging.
By Patrik M•
Apr 21, 2019
I've enjoyed some lectures. But overall, this course was less educative than the first one in the Scala specialisation. I do appreciate Erik Meijer as a professional and a scientist. But, in my humble oppinion, he is not a great lecturer.
Apr 02, 2019
I want learn more about Scala. I find Someting interesting. Thank you, Mr Odersky.
By Bidhya N S•
Apr 02, 2019
The course is not structured well. Also concepts like monads and functors are not covered in detailed way.
By Joël V•
Mar 27, 2019
Provides an interesting theoretical bird view on: monads & its relation to for expressions, streams & lazy evaluation, elegant examples of mixing mutable and immutable data-structures for stateful programs, and finally signals for event management. The exercises are fun ;-) and illustrative although not too challenging.
By Subodh C•
Mar 25, 2019
The structure of course could be refined to be more coherent.
By Marcin Z•
Mar 24, 2019
Better than the first part!
By Antoine L•
Mar 13, 2019
This course felt a bit less fundamental than the Functional Programming Principles but offered some nice introduction to more advanced concepts that feel to bridge the gap between theoretical advantages and real-world use cases.
On the other hand the Monad concept which I often hear about still feels a bit fuzzy, I felt like less time was dedicated to theory in this course.
This time again the exercises are challenging but fun and above all really help internalizing the concepts, although it feels like it will take me more work to really grok Signals not to mention Future which are not used in any exercises.
By Ignacio G S•
Mar 10, 2019
Excellent course from the best professionals in the world. The Futures content should be tested as well.
By Angelos M•
Feb 24, 2019
It is a really nice course but a bit dated.
By John S•
Feb 20, 2019
Very enjoyable course!
By Siyuan W•
Feb 19, 2019
there are a lil bit disordered of the course arrangement
By John M•
Feb 19, 2019
There's a lot to chew on here, and it's well-articulated. Some of the examples are a bit opaque and academic - a little more of a practical, intuitive approach would go a long way.
By Brendan M•
Feb 16, 2019
This course is really disjointed. Unlike the first course in Scala Functional Programming specialization, this course is stitched together from bits and pieces of other courses. The lectures make reference to other lessons that no longer appear in the course, and the assignments frequently have nothing to do with the lecture material.