Sep 14, 2018
It took me much longer than expected to finish the course and sometimes it made me feel stupid and helpless. Diving into functional programming was a mind bending experience, totally worth time spent!
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 Sean L•
May 27, 2017
Very good overall, although it gets too abstract too early with the material in Weeks 3 and 4, before become more concrete again in the final two weeks. I would have reordered that material, placing the Scala Collections API material before the discussions of how Scala's object-oriented and functional aspects interact.
von Deleted A•
Feb 05, 2018
It is a good course. However, what I find missing is having real world examples instead of trying to solve something libraries have solved. I understand the effort is to understand the concepts and data structures, but this could be done in a nicer way too. Including some real world examples could be quite helpful.
von Gonzalo R•
Nov 16, 2017
The pace of the course is greate anda the excercises are challenging yet affordable. A little more clarity in some aspects of the excercises would be appreciable. Also, I would have liked to get a "best" or "correct" result after I passed each excercise to check my solution against someones with more experience.
von Gerard k•
Sep 10, 2016
Good course, learnt quite a lot even as someone with some existing experience of Scala. The exercises were challenging but not too difficult and the estimated completion time is pretty much spot on. Just a shame that the automatic grader and verification systems are less than reliable on some of the exercises.
von Mark M•
Oct 28, 2017
Excellent class but feels (and is) cut and pasted from previous incarnations. Sometimes the professor will reference something covered "last time" that was not covered at all. Coursera, it would only take a minimal effort to clean up these inconsistencies!!!
Still an excellent class that I strongly recommend.
von Andrew P•
Nov 07, 2016
The course was good exercise, and Martin does a very thorough job of covering the topics of the course. I do wish the course focused a bit more on the assignment problems. There were some interesting problems to work on, and I don't think the discussion forums are a very helpful way of covering those topics.
May 14, 2017
Good introduction to functional programming using Scala! FP is quite different to imperative programming, it has a higher level of abstraction. I think every programmer should have some knowledge of FP. However, this is just a course to tell you some principles and not a comprehensive Scala course.
von Yaroslav R•
Apr 05, 2020
Although I adore the use of SICP, gotta say that connections between some parts and lectures were a bit jumpy.
But overall it's a great intro into Scala and FP for those who knows nothing about both of them, and especially the latter: otherwise, this course might be a bit easy and boring to you.
von Gianfranco Y•
Jul 05, 2018
Really challenging course that demands a lot of thinking and reasoning. Even though I got to finish it I think there were times the assignments were kind of hard and not need to be it, since applying the learned concepts to slightly simpler problems will get the same result. TLDR Good course
von Pedro P•
Dec 08, 2016
In general is very good, but the assignments are sometimes extremely difficult. Also, assignments have questions that are ahead of the current week, they as things that were not included in the lectures, so you need to watch the lectures of the one week ahead to be able to understand them
von Nathan B•
Sep 05, 2016
This course is a great way to start learning Scala and functional programming. Would have given five stars, but the coding examples were sometimes boring and difficult to take in. I would suggest using smaller examples to present material and making the full coding examples optional.
von Deleted A•
Jun 19, 2017
Have a background in the subject before you take the class. I had to switch sessions because I had never taken a class in Functional Programming and found myself in over my head a few times. I really enjoyed the class once I had a better foundation in the concepts. Good Luck!
von Michael B•
Mar 05, 2017
A word from old time programmer: More basics, fewer complex problems.
More stress onto the language constructs, control structures, functions, control abstraction ... rather than .. figuring out algorithms without having basic understanding how things can be done in Scala.
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 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.