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!
Instant favourite programming course. Great instructor and material, fun assignments, mind-bendy recursion, cool concepts you didn't know you wanted to know about. Learned a lot.
By Jon B•
Fantastic course providing not only a great introduction to Functional Programming fundamentals, but also leading on to how languages relate to one another. Highly recommended.
By Ernesto P•
Excellent course! I learned the basic concepts of functional programming which I feel will be useful throughout my entire career, event when not writing functional code.
By Wojciech B•
Really good content, I've learned a lot! In my opinion, some homework tasks are art for the art's sake, but overall really valuable. Looking forward to starting part B!
By Alexandre C•
Very interesting way to see programming fundamentals concepts without the "pollution" of any specific language constraints. Nice job from the developers of this course.
Awesome introduction to functional programming. A wonderful supplement to my working language Scala. Would be helpful for everyone working with functional programming.
By Arent S•
This is one of the best courses I've taken so far. The assignments are difficult and interesting and more importantly, the assignment teaches the core of programming.
By db g•
I still had not finish the course ,but I can say this is amazing course , thank you for giving us for free such an amazing course. Can't wait for Part B and Part C.
By Jing C•
I think it is very good as a start up for programming. full of useful thoughts and ideas, and instructor is explaining everything in a clear way. very recommended.
By Yi-Huan H•
Overall an outstanding and organized course. Good for the those who want to know the fundamental knowledge of programming languages not related to a specific one.
By Robert S•
A great introduction to core concepts and terminology of functional programming for such a relatively short course. I am definitely going to take parts B and C.
By Saket P•
It is a very challenging course and great learning experience. One would be very clear on functional programming style and concepts after completing this course.
By Yuehan C•
The course and instructor are both amazing! It introduces some high level idioms in programming and is useful for all software engineers! Would highly recommend!
By itiel y•
Amazing course for those who have interest in functional programming. Prof. Dan is great lecturer, and his passion and enthusiasm for the subject clearly shows.
By Sohom B•
Amazing Course. Professor Dan really brings out the best in the students, and communicates the material really well. Will be taking Part B and Part C shortly!!
By Zachary R•
Great introduction to functional programming, especially for folks with an OOP background. Challenging and rewarding. I am looking forward to parts B and C!
By Michal Z•
Outstanding course. Actually, it's valuable even for experienced programmers. The ideas presented in course could be used in other - mainstream languages.
By Tega E•
I really enjoyed taking this course. It was quite taxing but I loved the way Dan Grossman presented the concepts in a very intuitive and didactic manner.
By Nester P•
Great course! HW
Great course! The HWs were more challenging than I expected but Dan's lectures are very clear and the concepts are explained very well.
By Jiayi L•
Great Course. Unlike other MOOC courses, it provides sufficent practices which helps me to understand the content a lot. Looking forward to take part B
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.