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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: https://www.coursera.org/learn/progfun1....

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RP
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!

ES
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 Vlad N

Feb 19, 2017

Great stuff with lazy eval , infinite sequences and signals over publishers!

By LatamTec

Jan 15, 2017

Buenos temas. Gracias Martin Odersky por inventar scala. Excelente lenguaje.

By Jiby N

Dec 30, 2019

Homework could be a little tougher, especially the last one (calculator)

By Andrei G

Jan 29, 2017

A wonderful course that allows you to assess the capabilities of scala.

By Nils B

Apr 4, 2020

One of the best courses on Coursera. Super motivating, very educative.

By Mikita S

Nov 11, 2016

Not very smooth transition in 4-th week from one lecturer to another.

By Guillaume H

Jan 15, 2021

Another course with a very interesting mix of theory and practise !

By Korntewin B

Jan 27, 2021

Good principle for both scala and functional programming language!

By Jakub T m G

Jan 12, 2017

interesting and good structured lectures, challenging assignments,

By Denis L

Nov 22, 2018

Outstanding course with outstanding grading system built into SBT

By Loganathan S

May 8, 2020

Very good one.. Expected more on Futures/Actors.. But thanks..!

By Carlos S

Jun 23, 2016

A great course, come jump in and learn good programming skills.

By Subodh C

Mar 25, 2019

The structure of course could be refined to be more coherent.

By Manuel F B L

Jul 14, 2018

Excelente curso, Se aprende mucho y se pone mucho en practica

By Малышев И И

Feb 6, 2019

It is really good course about Scala functional programming.

By Vinay P

Nov 8, 2017

A very good introduction to scala and functional programming

By 本达 续

Jun 16, 2017

Future monads was very interesting. Category theory rocks.

By Petr O

Nov 18, 2018

reveals the things that I would not have not known myself

By Ezequiel A G

Oct 28, 2017

Very challenged assignment and excellent course. Thanks.

By Alexander Z Q

Oct 25, 2016

Excellent. I learned so much in this course. Thank you!!

By Rodolfo E Q

May 21, 2017

Simply excellent, Scala does not cease to amaze me, thx

By Tony B

Jun 30, 2016

Good introductory course that covered a lot of concepts

By Sergey A

May 22, 2020

Well balanced course, everything was clear. Thank you!

By Fernando L

Jul 11, 2016

Great course. Good continuation of the principles one.

By oWen H

Mar 28, 2017

Great course! Thanks for making available to me (us).