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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 Oleksandr M

May 20, 2017

Nice course, reactive programming is very powerful paradigm, especially for UI.

By Victor C

May 5, 2017

It is great to learn Scala and functional programming. Thanks to Martin Odersky

By Yichun Y

Jul 20, 2019

The last week's lectures are hard to grasp, but everything else is excellent!

By Patrik P

May 30, 2017

Great course, quite advanced material which made it a good ex[erience for me!

By Arnaud B

Oct 4, 2016

Great course to have a pratical introduction to functional design using Scala

By Vadim Z

Apr 2, 2018

Interesting practical assignments, good material base, quizzes. Recommended!

By damien c

Dec 30, 2017

a bit challenging but rewarding. Will continue to look for courses like this

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 Andrew 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 Ravikiran P

May 27, 2021

very well taught course. concise like the Scala language itself

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 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.