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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 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. 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. Learning Outcomes. By the end of this course you will be able to: - recognize and apply design principles of functional programs, - design functional libraries and their APIs, - competently combine functions and state in one program, - understand reasoning techniques for programs that combine functions and state, - write simple functional reactive applications. 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 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 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).

By VIktor K

Oct 21, 2016

Amazing course: teaching style, content... everything

By Frank R

Nov 20, 2017

Not for beginners. Very challenging. I learned a lot

By Noe P

Dec 21, 2016

Very well explained and the exercises are very cool.

By Andrii K

Dec 1, 2016

Great course both lectures and exercises! recommend!

By Andrea Z

Jun 5, 2018

Excellent course! Prof. Odersky is a great teacher.

By Jatin P

Jul 16, 2016

Fantastic coruse by Martin Odersky and Erik Meijer.

By Szymon P

Sep 11, 2016

Great follow up and good introduction to streams.

By Benji T

Aug 19, 2016

Great course, some assignment are missing i think

By Ismail A I

Aug 29, 2016

Course recommended for all who deepen with Scala

By Sasha C

Sep 27, 2016

Awesome course! I wish all courses be like this

By Luca C

Sep 24, 2016

Interesting topic, excellent teaching material.

By Péter P

Aug 11, 2016

The course was great, I learned a lot from it!