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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:

Top reviews

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 Péter P

Aug 11, 2016

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

By Hyun-joo K

Jun 17, 2016

Recommend for functional reactive programming.

By rafael f o

Apr 18, 2020

A translation into Spanish would be necessary

By Rumeshkrishnan M

Dec 30, 2018

I am very happy part of learning this course.

By Peter Z

Jul 4, 2017

It's really cool. I've learned a lot from it.

By Diego D W M

Apr 19, 2018

Great explanation of very complicated topics

By Yihan S

May 17, 2017

Excellent mindset of functional programming

By Sree B

Sep 26, 2016

It is great course to learn scala in depth.

By Sweeney C

Apr 4, 2020

The last week is difficult, but worth it!

By Bennie K

Jul 31, 2017

Great course learning Futures and Signals

By Yi S

Jan 6, 2019

a bit of hard, the concepts are abstract

By Utsav G

Nov 26, 2017

A great first step to functional design.

By Kartikeya K

Jul 24, 2016

very good lectures and hands on example.

By Sandhya P

Jul 27, 2017

great examples to follow and understand

By Jonathan S R

Jul 12, 2019

everything was intuitive and enjoyable

By Mariano C

Feb 11, 2018

Great continuation of the first course

By Animesh K

Sep 27, 2016

Perfectly well organised. Great Course


Jan 30, 2019

Very advanced courses scala thank you

By Michael K

Jul 9, 2016

Great class. Keep up the good work!

By Gian U L

Sep 5, 2016

And here too I got a lot of fun

By Jon Z

Jun 28, 2017

Great course, I learned a lot!

By Roberto J C C

Jul 26, 2016

Excelente Course. Will repeat!

By Евгений Г

Oct 7, 2016

Thanks! It's a great course!

By Miguel A G R

Jul 24, 2017

Great functional patterns!

By Michał G

May 29, 2016

Great, I've learned a lot!