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About the Course

In this course you will learn how to apply the functional programming style in the design of larger Scala applications. You'll get to know important new functional programming concepts, from lazy evaluation to structuring your libraries using monads. We'll work on larger and more involved examples, from state space exploration to random testing to discrete circuit simulators. You’ll also learn some best practices on how to write good Scala code in the real world. Finally, you will learn how to leverage the ability of the compiler to infer values from types. Several parts of this course deal with the question how functional programming interacts with mutable state. We will explore the consequences of combining functions and state. We will also look at purely functional alternatives to mutable state, using infinite data structures or functional reactive programming. 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 with using the command line. This course is intended to be taken after Functional Programming Principles in Scala:

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Sep 14, 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 17, 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.

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By Siyuan W

Feb 19, 2019

there are a lil bit disordered of the course arrangement

By Janghwan L

Nov 28, 2016

Nice course to learn how Scala is different from Java.

By Tang

Jan 14, 2019

the last few weeks are a bit sloppy. hope can improve

By Dmitry I

Jan 17, 2017

Интересный курс, но задания могли бы быть и посложнее

By Thierry M

Jan 3, 2018

More exercices related to the courses would be great

By Prashant S

Dec 30, 2016

exposure to libraries and advanced features of scala

By Luigi C

Jan 9, 2019

It would be nice to have the missing lectures too!

By Semyon

Apr 15, 2017

lectures do not correspond to the laboratory work

By Seongsan K

Feb 26, 2018

I wish the same instructor did all the lectures

By Christian L

Apr 27, 2017

Last week passes by the subjects superficially

By Philip G

May 10, 2018

really interesting but very demanding course

By Andrius V

Jun 1, 2019

Course material needs reviewing and updates

By Angelos M

Feb 24, 2019

It is a really nice course but a bit dated.

By Andrew M

Jun 28, 2017

a little worse structured than first course

By Daan S

Dec 25, 2016

I missed a bit of coherence in this course

By Oleg S

Nov 16, 2016

Good. But the previous course was better.

By Vyacheslav A

Jan 27, 2018

Streams part was especially interesting.

By Hong C

Mar 19, 2020

Lecture 1.4 Monads is too abstruse.

By dd3334

Jul 15, 2018


By viktor o

Nov 5, 2016

Great course, really enlightening

By Damon Z

Nov 18, 2018

A little difficult but have fun.

By Shad A

Oct 31, 2016

Thought provoking exercises.

By Marcin Z

Mar 24, 2019

Better than the first part!

By Dumitru C

Jul 1, 2016

Classical in type and value

By Hitesh

Nov 26, 2018

Good Course. Recommended