Dec 03, 2016
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.
Mar 05, 2018
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 Alejandro M•
Nov 21, 2016
By Thassilo H•
Sep 20, 2017
One of the best Courses I have taken so far: Fantastic and interesting content, highly engaging instructor, and great assignments. The course has a lot of content, and you really get to learn the basic ideas of functional programming and not just the syntax of a new programming language. Looking forward for Part B!
By Konstantinos O•
Jan 22, 2018
A great course, covering a wide range of topics in programming languages. Very well paces and Dan Grossman is an amazing teacher! Must watch for every programmer, beginner or experienced.
By Sergey Z•
Apr 03, 2017
One of the few courses I actually finished on Coursera.
Though I think it could be made longer to have less lectures/homework, but that's probably a general issue with Coursera for me.
By Pablo A•
Jun 25, 2017
Best programming course I have ever taken in person or online. Dan Grossman has to be one of the most enthusiastic and clear computing science professors. The material on Part A was far more effective to learn principles of functional programming than the many books and talks I have read and watched. Thanks!
By Jan H•
Dec 27, 2016
I took this course about 10 years off the college, and it was excellent refresher on the topics I don't use on a daily basis. Absolutely great lecturer, great videos and study materials!
By Evgeny N•
May 27, 2018
Very good course.
By Deleted A•
Aug 24, 2016
Great course on writing concise functions.
By Noah P•
Sep 14, 2016
Excellent class, teacher, and material. Fun learning ML, thanks
By Jiayi L•
Oct 08, 2016
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
By Dennis E H•
Sep 05, 2017
The lectures in this course are extraordinary, especially the ones that explain motivations and how the material was chosen.
By Johnathan F•
Jan 14, 2018
Courses I've taken on programming languages often focus on one language. You learn the different concepts for that one language but don't understand why the language chose those concepts and what the alternatives are. By covering three languages, this course integrates the concepts and their alternatives to give you a solid understanding of how languages work.
By Brian W•
Nov 30, 2016
Best course available on Coursera!
By Stanislav K•
Mar 24, 2017
An excellent course! Make sure you really have enough time to take this course. There are a lot of videos, but they worth watching. I'd recommend this course to everyone involved in programming.
By Michel A S•
May 17, 2018
I've worked in industry for several years, and took this course as a refresher. I've not used ML languages much before so some of the concepts are genuinely new, but overall this course really exceeds my expectation - it's a really good (re-)grounding in programming language concepts.
By Yu Z•
Jul 29, 2017
This course is fantastic. Taking this course is a very rewarding experience. A great investment for sure! Thank Dan and his team!
By Yusong S•
Feb 12, 2017
Learn many fundamental concepts about functional programming! Course material is challenging but rewarding.
By Anderson R•
Oct 02, 2016
By Dante F•
Jan 07, 2017
A litle fast but with a lot of many important concepts inside. Thanks Prof. Grossman
Aug 24, 2016
A fantastic course with a great instructor.
By Luiz C•
Jul 22, 2018
A fantastic Course. Before this Course I thought I knew how to Code. Now I know I still have to learn a lot
By Gleb L•
Jul 25, 2018
All three parts are amazing. Dan is a great computer scientists and a teacher. He have very clear way of explaining ideas. Material covered in courses is highly relevant. Concepts covered in functional parts can be seen in many "fresh" languages (Scala, Swift, Nim). Deeper grasp of OOP and its relation to functional programming helps understand core differences and similarities.
I cant recommend this three part course enough for anyone who don't just want to know one programming language, but to be a better computer engineer.
Oct 14, 2018
very nice course, content explained clearly
Aug 11, 2018
Aug 11, 2018
Take this course. Many modern languages are still slowly stealing features from Standard ML, even decades later. Dan Grossman is passionate about this material. This course is arranged in such a way that it slowly builds you up in skill and knowledge, and the pacing is quite good. The homework assignments are very useful in reiterating the material, and the peer-grading really works if you commit and put work into it.
Learning functional programming is a great way to expand your skills as a software developer and programmer. The thinking required is much more principled than in something like Python, and so you begin to understand how this approach could be useful in the real world.