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!
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.
por Aneesh D•
A great course. Functional programming really is a different way of thinking about programming and this course does justice to all of its core concepts. The assignments are very well structured and teach all the best practices of the paradigm.
por Pritam B•
I have never worked with Scala before. But this course has not only given me, basic level introduction but also taught me advanced concepts and how to apply those concepts in real world problems.
por Antonio L•
Very challenging course, it really made me think about programming in a new way, excellent materials and Odersky's style is very pleasant. I recommend this course, but it is a real challenge.
por Kushal C•
An excellent introduction to concepts of scala and FP, diving deep when needed. Instructor is awesome
por Bogdan P•
It's brilliant in rewiring a mind from OOP to functional thinking.
por Vinay D•
The course material is pretty good for beginners of scala. Some of the concepts needs a bit more of elaboration or reference in the course.
por Ivan P•
The course was awesome, but some tasks(llike huffman encoding) are really hardcore. Also, there are not that much information on implicits
por Santiago N•
Good course and well structured but oriented to advanced programming levels and requires more time than estimated in the course.
If you are a computer science student this course is perfect but it will take a lot of time since the practices are demanding. If you are working this course may be too demanding in time and effort to be devoted to after a working day.
Apart from these considerations, the contents and videos are well structured and organized, although for a first foray into scala, which is a very powerful language, I do not recommend it.
por Terence S•
Mixed feelings.... The course seems to have been a bit botched upon several updates as the material is almost 10 years old. Assignments and video lectures feel out of order and the assignments demand that you spend more time trying to understand the arbitrary problem presented rather than teaching you Scala or function programming. I don't feel that I've benefited greatly from going through this course because the material was too focused on staying theoretical while explaining a concept, nor do I feel I have any great understanding of Scala now.
por Denis P•
1) quite academic assignments which are hard from the 1st one and are very far from regular programmer's job
2) very quiet voice/record made it really-really hard to listen the course in subway/metro
por Paola G•
Define better objectives: Functional Programming principals versus Scala Syntax. Mixing the two leads to comfusing/incomplete content on both sides
por Sahil E•
Not a very good lecturer, things explained during the videos hardly feature in the test. Always felt unprepared from Week 1
por Russ H•
It was Ok. I would have liked to learn a bit more about monads / monoids etc and I found the final week a bit disconnected.
por Robbie C•
I found it assumed too much knowledge, and found the order/structure of the course to be suboptimal.
por Eric L•
Good material, but the lecture format was very dry and composed primarily of long videos.
por Pavel D•
Very boring. Too much about OPP in FP course. A lot of important FP concept are skipped.
por Héctor P A•
This course was splitted in order to get more money, and we know it
por Cheslyn A•
a bit difficult to grasp if you dont have the background knowledge
por munaf s•
good technical level. Material could have been more engaging.
por Federico A G C•
Not self-contained if you are new to functional programming
por Gustavo S•
Decent Intro - some parts require external research.
It's not easy to learn the whole course.
por Indian E•
Examples are too hard
por Mironescu M•