8 de oct. de 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.
13 de sep. de 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!
por Daniel Z•
10 de ene. de 2020
1)lecture slides in text format would be a great thing - to review smth you have to scroll through the video every time
2) some of the content is outdated - there are a lot of method demonstration that are currently deprecated
3) It would be great to see Java vs Scala syntax comparison more
por Francis T•
16 de abr. de 2017
The course is not really about Functional Programming, but more about Scala in general. I've learnt much more about FP by reading Learn You a Haskell for Great Good by Miran Lipovača, and Functional Programming in Scala by Paul Chiusano and Rúnar Bjarnason
por Ilya O•
11 de jul. de 2016
The only attractive thing in this course is a name of the author. The course itself is poorly designed, homework is hardly connected to the content of lectures. Might be interesting as an introduction for Scala newcomers, though.
por Derian P T•
14 de jul. de 2019
Instead of teaching Scala syntax, it focuses on teaching functional programming logic and conventions, which makes it a very challenging course. If you are looking for an introduction to Scala, this is not it.
por Diogo M•
31 de ago. de 2021
Poderia focar mais em funcional e explicar melhor... conteudo esparso e denso com poucos exemplos prtáicos.... senti bastante dificuldade, se noã fossem alguns livros eu noã entenderia bem o scala.
por Yurii M•
4 de nov. de 2021
after python very difficult. would be good with explaining for IDE using instead of just reading
por José I•
11 de mar. de 2021
so much focus on recursive programing
por Rishab K B•
13 de may. de 2020
por Andreas R•
25 de abr. de 2020
I have the feeling that Scala is a language that may have a nice logical consistency, but is far too much overloaded with symbols and possibilities for achieving exactly the same thing in different ways. I think you can appreciate this course if you have a background in theoretical computer science, but for all others who choose the course to learn Scala as a language without academic interest, that is just confusing.
A Scala beginner can also not appreciate how elegant and concise the produced code is and that you can put the meaning of hundreds of lines of imperative code into only a few lines of functional code (without side-effects!). For a beginner, it is more important that you can still read and understand your own code two weeks after finishing this course.
From other coursera courses, I am used to getting the course material (slides, example code) as a download, either linked in every week's curriculum or in the course overview resources section. For this course, I was not able to find it and have manually typed the exercises during the lectures. If it is actually there and I just could not find it, consider this statement pointless.
Concerning the tools setup, I have the impression that the descriptions in the beginning of the course are very detailed, however quite outdated. I ended up following a guide on installing sbt from here https://www.scala-sbt.org/1.x/docs/Installing-sbt-on-Windows.html and have used it with Visual Studio code.
Another thing that I at least did not catch in this course was how to actually create, deploy and run a simple Scala command line application. Do all people ever just use the IntelliJ IDE worksheets? The problem could also be that I do not have a Java background and am missing some knowledge that is obvious to all others.
por S G•
17 de may. de 2021
I've tried to take the course and have already completed 3 assignments. I have to say that I still do not understand how to code basic stuffs on scala. Going to unenroll from the course. The course is too technical, no syntax was explained, given that I do not have any background from scala, this course is poorly presented. Most of the assignments are algorithm based, although it is not too hard to me (3 hours assignment but I am able to finish it within 1 hour), but the course is not enjoyable.
por Marco C•
18 de sep. de 2020
I expected something different from a "Principles" course. It is expected to have a Computer Science background and the assignments are not easy at all. I mean, they don't need to be stupid, but they can be really frustrating for a novice (since i thought this course was for novice students). Lessons are ok, but i really hate that the teacher doesn't give the examples and you have to write them by your own, slowing down the pace of your learning.
por Cristian l•
6 de jun. de 2021
It is mentioned that it is only necessary to have at least one year of experience in a programming language, however, it does not mention that you must have a solid base in arithmetic, all the examples are associated in a very general way but with great complexity that is not clarified. The assigned tasks are becoming more complex. All prerequisites to enter the course should be declared.
por Pritesh S•
2 de jun. de 2020
There is a big disconnect between lectures and assignments. It seems like there is a mix and mash of materials from different sources. Had the instructor and EPFL team put more efforts into the support resources, it could have been much better. I really liked the videos from Weeks 1 and 2, but then the later week videos seemed inconsistent.
por Anastasiia Z•
10 de sep. de 2021
This course was too theoretical, for my taste. Many lectures looked like an advanced mathematics course. Also, the course tasks were way too hard for someone just starting with the language. My senior colleagues at work said, that if their learning of Scala would have started this way, they would have ran away and never returned back.
por Miguel A F G•
6 de oct. de 2020
I have a proficiency in Python and R and I think it is very difficult to use the ItelliJ for the first time. I would like some guidence in order to know how to use correctly the IDE. I get so many errors and I do not know what does so many things about programming in this lenguage or Java. A bit dissapointed...
por Tomás T•
2 de abr. de 2021
Although the explanation is well done in the videos, the complexity of the submission excercises is crushing. Besides you never know how it is properly done. There is nothing that guarantees that you are doing the right thing. This course is not for 100% beginners in scala. Terrible experience
por Jason J•
9 de jun. de 2020
Most basic setup instructions for the dev environment do not work as described or at all. Linked external instructions are not clear. I would have been better off trying to learn FP in Scala on my own.
por Cherniaev A•
2 de feb. de 2021
too much academic and outdated (2012 year of release, if i am not mistaken) . The book "Programming in Scala" written the same author is much better, because the author updates the book.
20 de sep. de 2021
The course doesnt provide the necessary information to complete the assignments. Too heavy on algorithms solving instead of teach functional programming.
por Vedang B•
8 de mar. de 2021
Poor preparation especially in week 1
por Yo S•
8 de mar. de 2022
por Pramod D•
21 de may. de 2021
I spent more than 3 hours on the first itself. I was stuck at setting up the environment. The video shows one sort of instruction, but the document provided has a different one.
There is no clear explanation on why we are using what and where. Instructions are pretty vague and not for beginners.
There is no section to provide basic help on the most common errors faced and how to resolve them.
por Antonio B•
2 de may. de 2021
The course is good, but the projects just don't work in 2021. There is no point in spending 95% of time trying to figure out how to configure the many moving parts to work. This is sad because it confirms why Scala cannot get more popular - it's environment is just too convoluted.
por Max G•
8 de mar. de 2021
Poorly written, terribly explained. Setup was far from simple. This is the first course I've ever dropped. Will go directly to scala-lang.org's tutorials.