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 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.
von Roger L•
Aug 09, 2017
Kick-started me in Scala. I found the examples too Academic. Would have been much more interesting if the examples & exercises had been "real-world" & "tangible". Found the delivery rather dry.
von Denys N•
Mar 15, 2020
I would prefer to have more practical tests that would challenge my skills in every area of studied subject, not generalized one for chapter (and even that generalized - not for every chapter)
von Kevin C•
Jul 06, 2017
Good course but some exercises are not the best (especially week 4). Smaller exercises that directly test course material and having more frequent, spaced practice would have been better.
von Brad H•
Oct 01, 2017
A very good introduction into FP, but there is much still to learn and explore. Same for Scala. The exercises were challenging but doable. Looking forward to doing more with Scala.
von Alessandro F•
Nov 11, 2019
If the speaker was a bit more fluent in English, the course would be perfect. The transcritions should be reviewed too, but that's too much to ask for a course so complete!
von Patrick A C•
Feb 12, 2018
The course was good generally, but the lectures didn't always cover material needed for homeworks. In particular, there wasn't enough lecture material about efficiency.
von Daniel F G O•
Jul 08, 2019
It's a nice introductory course to functional programming. More than Scala is a functional programming course. It allows students to learn how to use immutable objects
von Mohamed A D•
May 06, 2018
This course was a good introduction to functional programming. However, I am not giving all the stars because I think some of the assignments are slightly a bit hard.
von Jussi J•
Nov 29, 2016
A good introduction by the creator of Scala himself. However I feel that this course is a condensed version of a longer course, so that is why I give 4/5 and not 5/5.
von Juan A A•
Jan 02, 2018
The contents are great. Some assignments have the problem that all tests pass in the local machine that they don't work on the Coursera sever when they are submitted
von kieran s•
Nov 14, 2017
Great course, but some exercises are very challenging for any beginners who wouldn't be motivated to push through. Still better than almost anything else out there!
von Nahum P•
May 20, 2017
Gives you insight into different thinking in recursive way.
The major problem, that it doesn't allow people not used to recursive thinking to get into problems fast.
von Juha K•
Nov 08, 2016
Great introduction to functional programming, and you'll get to learn the basics of Scala at the same time. Some of the assignments have a bit cryptic descriptions.