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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 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 Саша Ч

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!

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 W

Apr 19, 2018

Great explanation of very complicated topics

By King H

Aug 2, 2021

Amazing course, many thanks to my lecturer.

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.