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.
Very interesting course! Superb teaching and homework assignments. If you are interested in functional programming or in programming languages in general, this should be one of the must take MOOCs
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.
By Calvin N•
The course has changed the way I approach and learn new programming languages. I am going to take part B and C too!
By Maximilian P•
Awesome! Finally wrapped my head around some concepts that I had been trying to understand prior to this course.
By Maria L V•
Great course, learned a lot. Dynamic videos and writen support. First experience with coursera very positive :)
By Kachan O V•
Very good!Knowledge provided by this course is really useful and lecturer explains everything very accessibly!
By Jürgen B•
Great course. Quite useful even for knowledgeable programmers to learn about functional programming concepts.
By Tan S X A•
Dan Grossman is a lovely person, and a good lecturer. His materials are good, and the homework is challenging.
By Raquel K•
Wonderful course! Really expanded the way I think about programming and I'm looking forward to parts B and C.