About this Specialization

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Discover how to write elegant code that works the first time it is run. This Specialization provides a hands-on introduction to functional programming using the widespread programming language, Scala. It begins from the basic building blocks of the functional paradigm, first showing how to use these blocks to solve small problems, before building up to combining these concepts to architect larger functional programs. You'll see how the functional paradigm facilitates parallel and distributed programming, and through a series of hands on examples and programming assignments, you'll learn how to analyze data sets small to large; from parallel programming on multicore architectures, to distributed programming on a cluster using Apache Spark. A final capstone project will allow you to apply the skills you learned by building a large data-intensive application using real-world data.
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Learner Career Outcomes
39%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
12%
Got a pay increase or promotion.
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online courses
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Intermediate Level
Approx. 7 months to complete
Suggested 7 hours/week
English
Subtitles: English, Korean, Serbian, French, Spanish, Portuguese (Brazilian)...

There are 5 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Functional Programming Principles in Scala

4.8
stars
7,359 ratings
1,477 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Functional Program Design in Scala

4.5
stars
2,936 ratings
503 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Parallel programming

4.4
stars
1,742 ratings
267 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Big Data Analysis with Scala and Spark

4.7
stars
2,333 ratings
477 reviews

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