Oct 09, 2016
Really good explanation by the instructor. Good assignments. The assignments gave a good insights into functional programming. I loved the way the problems were decomposed into neat smaller functions.
Sep 24, 2019
As expected Martin is awesome in explaining principle of functional programming. I have started reading the book as well to make sure I keep up with the knowledge which I have gained from this course.
von Menno d B•
Aug 03, 2020
The videos, especially the instructor, were very clear and very well-paced. The assignments were fun and challenging enough. The only improvement I could think of was the feedback provided by the auto-checking. Personally, I experienced trouble with this only in assignment 3.
von Marc V•
Dec 14, 2017
Good introduction to Functional Programming concepts through scala.
It will be interesting review the practices with other students in order to see other way to solve the challenges.
Some of them put me at limit of my recursive programming.
I go ahead with the next course.
von Daniel W•
Aug 22, 2020
Very precise and clear lectures with an emphasis on the structure of programs. I could only ask for a little more introduction to functional programming patterns for solving combinatorial problems, but working through the exercises will lead to that eventually anyway.
von Oliver K•
May 14, 2017
This is a really good course to learn functional programming in scala. I felt the homework assignments sometimes to hard, but this is likely due to my lack of functional programming experience. More advanced programmers would probably welcome these challenges.
von Ricardo C•
Jun 11, 2016
Specially on the last exercise, there is a bit of a distance between the classes and the challenges. Other than that, the course provides a very good introduction to functional programming at the same time as it introduce the scala language constructs and api.
von Kevin T•
Dec 18, 2016
El curso tiene muy buen contenido, y ejercicios que te ayudan acomprender las clases, sin embargo la estructura de las clases y ejercicios no es muy buena, pues algunos de los videos explican conceptos que se requerian para resolver alguna tarea anterior
von Claudio B•
Jun 17, 2017
This has been a really useful course focused on functional programming. I now feel like I understand a lot more about functional programming. The exercises are sometimes not completely clear but otherwise a great course from the very inventor of Scala.
von John M•
Feb 18, 2017
Not a gentle introduction. Often guilty of appropriating cool programming concepts for its own pedagogy, which often simply dilutes the core principles. Despite that - a generally well-structured course with thought-out (and challenging!) assignments.
von Sanket D•
Feb 02, 2017
Loved the course. Got to learn from basic the concepts of functional programming languages.
Good pace. Awesome level of assignments. Had to good time thinking the solution of the assignments.
Great way to learn a new language, thanks to the instructor.
von Borja B A•
Dec 03, 2016
Great teacher. With some issues. I found a little bit confusing the first week installing instructions with lots of data. But it improves.
Exercises are surprisingly elegant. Not easy but once you with the functional way of doing it simple.
von diego d•
Aug 04, 2017
Muy apropiado si sabes los principios de la programación funcional y tienes claros conceptos de programación. No se hacen muchas aclaraciones ni de sintaxis ni de semántica así que lo mejor es acompañar el curso con un manual de Scala.
von Chi-Chun C•
Aug 02, 2017
Somehow, it's not easy to solve the exercise.
It really train your brain as well as your Scala skill.
Overall, it is a good course.
If the exercise can have more guidance, such as where I can find the key concept , it will be better.
von Yiming H•
Jun 05, 2020
I have no prior experience of Scala or Java. The structure and content are very good but IMO the difficulty of the assignments is pretty high - usually require significantly MORE time than expected to complete and pass the test.
von Anton P•
Jun 10, 2016
Good materials and challenging programming exercises. Makes you think. However some material is old and some new, so little confusing. Especially when going through the materials about installing the development environment.
von Adam B•
Apr 17, 2017
The course is generally very good and met most of my learning objectives, but some of the assignments, particularly the last assignment, are more difficult than I would expect for an introduction to functional programming.
von Matthew C•
Jan 01, 2017
Well executed. The only difficulty that I had was when my assignments were not functioning well and had a hard time to understand what was wrong. A 10-minute video on tips on how to debug efficiently would have been great.
von Ankur D•
Feb 22, 2018
I would suggest before explaining if there is a basic overview of the pure mathematical concepts and then relating those with the functional programming would enhance the quality of the course. Overall it is very good.
von Bai S•
Aug 08, 2016
The content is great! But the rearrangement of lectures is not synced with intros at the beginning of some videos. I know it takes a lot of time and effort to make or alter a video. After all it doesn't affect much.
von Vatsal S•
Dec 14, 2016
A fantastic introduction to Scala Programming from the creator of Scala. The assignments are well designed and really test your grasp of the concepts. A good learning experience from an astounding professor.
von Thiemo M•
Oct 12, 2017
Excellent introduction into functional programming and Scala. It is pretty tough at first if you have no functional programming or Java background. But at the end of the course things started to make sense
von Maciej M•
May 12, 2020
I like the difficulty level of the course, however I feel like some of the assignments contain material that is much harder than what was covered in the lectures and require much more time than suggested.
von Adam M•
Aug 05, 2020
Excellent content and instruction. could be improved by providing practice exercises with solutions. Also peer participation is too low to be useful, and there is no instructor feedback in the forum.
von Robert K•
Jun 12, 2018
I really liked the course. Prof. Martin Odersky has a real talent of discussing some entangled problems at hand. I liked the programming assignments. I look forward to the rest of the specialization.
von Juan S G•
Aug 10, 2018
The sound of several videos is very bad. But Martin Odersky explain very well the concepts, maybe one section less mathematical could be better. The good that i remmeber now , how made square roots
von Donald L•
Aug 14, 2017
Great introduction to the principles of functional programming! Easy to follow lectures. Assignments challenging at times! Important: It feels like the assignment for week 4 should be after week 5.