École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Functional Programming Principles in Scala
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Functional Programming Principles in Scala

This course is part of Functional Programming in Scala Specialization

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Martin Odersky

Instructor: Martin Odersky

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  • Understand the principles of functional programming

  • Write purely functional programs, using recursion, pattern matching, and higher-order functions

  • Design immutable data structures

  • Combine functional programming with objects and classes

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There are 6 modules in this course

Get up and running with Scala on your computer. Complete an example assignment to familiarize yourself with our unique way of submitting assignments. In this week, we'll learn the difference between functional imperative programming. We step through the basics of Scala; covering expressions, evaluation, conditionals, functions, and recursion

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8 videos7 readings7 quizzes3 programming assignments

This week, we'll learn about functions as first-class values, and higher order functions. We'll also learn about Scala's syntax and how it's formally defined. Finally, we'll learn about methods, classes, and data abstraction through the design of a data structure for rational numbers.

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8 videos5 quizzes2 programming assignments

This week, we'll cover traits, and we'll learn how to organize classes into hierarchies. We'll cover the hierarchy of standard Scala types, and see how to organize classes and traits into packages. Finally, we'll touch upon the different sorts of polymorphism in Scala.

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6 videos4 quizzes2 programming assignments

This week we'll learn about the relationship between functions and objects in Scala; functions *are* objects! We'll zoom in on Scala's type system, covering subtyping and generics, and moving on to more advanced aspects of Scala's type system like variance. Finally, we'll cover Scala's most widely used data structure, Lists, and one of Scala's most powerful tools, pattern matching.

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7 videos6 quizzes2 programming assignments

This week we dive into Lists, the most commonly-used data structure in Scala.

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6 videos5 quizzes

After a deep-dive into Lists, this week we'll explore other data structures; vectors, maps, ranges, arrays, and more. We'll dive into Scala's powerful and flexible for-comprehensions for querying data.

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7 videos4 quizzes2 programming assignments

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Martin Odersky
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
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