I'm just a beginner for CS or SE classes, and find this course really concise and challenging. It opens a door for me to get deeper into programming language. No wonder it got so high average score.
Great course!\n\nI think this course has just the right balance of theoretical background, formal definitions, and actual examples to make "just right".\n\nThanks Dan, and everybody else involved!
Wonderful course. Highly recommend for anyone who hasn't made any study of programming languages before, whether you are a student or professional.
By Hristo I•
The course is actually very useful and well structured. Don't be scared by the use of a programming language (Standard ML) that might seem obscure.
By Tejas P B•
Exceptional experience, learnt a lot! Will recommend whole heartedly to others. I am onto part B now! Excited to see how racket contrasts with ML.
By Kevin S•
Really clear teaching and well prepared material. In this part the course focuses on functional programming, which is really elegant and consice.
By Nitin L•
I really appreciate the content of this course and will like to thank prof. Grossman and Coursera team for providing me an opportunity to learn.
By Alexei B•
excellent, i couldn`t take it few years ago - due to my bad english, today i really enjoy it.
Many things that seemed difficult for me are not.
By Oladapo F•
Great course for whoever is interested in understanding more about how programming languages works (statically typed in part A of the course)
By Tang H T•
Very good instructor, challenging but doable homework for week 3 and 4. Exam is too easy though. I would like the exam to be more difficult.
By Paul G•
Great course. Lectures are clear and homework really helps understand the abstract concepts. Thank you for making this available for free!
By Feiyu L•
such a clear introduction to Functional Programing. My fear of 'academic functional style' is totally gone, and really like recursion now.
By Anthony J•
Instructor is clear and interesting. Course material builds in a way that helps you learn it. Great class, thanks for making it online.
By Oskar M G A•
Great course, if you want to learn the foundations of functional programming in a purely functional language this is the course for you!
This is absolutely a challenge course for those people who are not familiar with functional programming. Nice course material and teach.
By Jesse T•
Covers essential functional idioms, and explores ways of computation different than the usual imperative, object-oriented patterns.
By Yu Z•
This course is fantastic. Taking this course is a very rewarding experience. A great investment for sure! Thank Dan and his team!
Thank you, professor Dan Grossman!
I've learned a lot amoung this course, and had inspired a lot from those concepts you taught.
By Mikhail D•
One of my favourite courses on Coursera, first took it in 2013 and had much fun taking it again in 2019 to refresh my knowledge
By Philip S S•
This course is strongly recommended for those who wants to learn functional programming and programming languages in general.
By Dennis E H•
The lectures in this course are extraordinary, especially the ones that explain motivations and how the material was chosen.
i can't believe i have learnt so much about PL. prof. Dan knows exactly what kind of concept a beginner should grasp most.
By ZHENG Z•
Great course! It taught me how to think in a functional way, as well as some funtamental truth about programming. Thanks!
By Zhong X 钟•
Very rewarding, worth taking. It enhanced my understanding of what is programming. I learned some principles of coding.
By John S•
Great quality teaching and challenging homework. Much appreciated. Hoping for the Part B, and C to be on coursera soon.
By Randy H•
Excellent instruction. I feel my programming ninja powers have definitely increased. Can't wait to do parts B and C.
good introduction to functional programming . sml is a fun language with type checking system and beautiful syntax.