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This course is an introduction to the basic concepts of programming languages, with a strong emphasis on functional programming. The course uses the languages ML, Racket, and Ruby as vehicles for teaching the concepts, but the real intent is to teach enough about how any language “fits together” to make you more effective programming in any language -- and in learning new ones. This course is neither particularly theoretical nor just about programming specifics -- it will give you a framework for understanding how to use language constructs effectively and how to design correct and elegant programs. By using different languages, you will learn to think more deeply than in terms of the particular syntax of one language. The emphasis on functional programming is essential for learning how to write robust, reusable, composable, and elegant programs. Indeed, many of the most important ideas in modern languages have their roots in functional programming. Get ready to learn a fresh and beautiful way to look at software and how to have fun building it. The course assumes some prior experience with programming, as described in more detail in the first module. The course is divided into three Coursera courses: Part A, Part B, and Part C. As explained in more detail in the first module of Part A, the overall course is a substantial amount of challenging material, so the three-part format provides two intermediate milestones and opportunities for a pause before continuing. The three parts are designed to be completed in order and set up to motivate you to continue through to the end of Part C. The three parts are not quite equal in length: Part A is almost as substantial as Part B and Part C combined. Week 1 of Part A has a more detailed list of topics for all three parts of the course, but it is expected that most course participants will not (yet!) know what all these topics mean....



Dec 2, 2016

I'm just a beginner for CS or SE classes, and find this course really concise and challenging. It opens a door for me to get deeper into programming language. No wonder it got so high average score.


Mar 4, 2018

Very interesting course! Superb teaching and homework assignments. If you are interested in functional programming or in programming languages in general, this should be one of the must take MOOCs


276 - Programming Languages, Part A 的 300 个评论(共 476 个)

创建者 Noah P

Sep 14, 2016

Excellent class, teacher, and material. Fun learning ML, thanks

创建者 Merlinhool

Sep 2, 2016

Excellent course! A great start to Programming Language Theory!

创建者 Saptarshi C

Jan 7, 2017

Has been fantastic so far - hoping to purchase and complete it

创建者 Li L

Nov 19, 2016

Awesome courses, help you get close to functional programming.

创建者 Ajay V

Jun 22, 2021

A​wesome concise introduction to functional programming in ML

创建者 Enrico F

Oct 14, 2019

Great course, better than many CS courses I had in university

创建者 Thomas C

Jun 10, 2018

A wonderful course for learning about functional programming.

创建者 Hrushikesh N

Nov 15, 2016

Perfectly good start for a person aspiring to be a programmer

创建者 robin p

Sep 1, 2016

One of the more challenging and interesting CS MOOC out there

创建者 David H

May 24, 2021

Best course on functional programming on the entire internet

创建者 Michael E

Apr 5, 2018

Great course with deep information on functional programming

创建者 lander

Sep 4, 2017

very helpful! Thank you for the teacher Dan and the college.

创建者 Jose G

Jun 1, 2017

So far I am struggling with first lesson, it is formidable.

创建者 Zijiao Y

Mar 31, 2017

Best starting class for study any programming language ever

创建者 Claude J B

Feb 22, 2018

One of the best, and most challenging, courses on Coursera

创建者 刘宴先

Aug 20, 2017

Great materials. Very helpful for understanding Recursion.

创建者 John M

Jun 17, 2020

I have learned more than I imagined. The professor rocks.

创建者 João F d A J

Jan 3, 2020

i'm starting this course,and i love the main theme of it.

创建者 Eisenhower R G

Nov 28, 2017

my instructor is a great person and is a excelent teacher

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Oct 15, 2017


创建者 Yixin G

Jul 27, 2017

Very Good. I am very excited to learn the next two parts.

创建者 Wang Y

Jul 13, 2017

I think it's the most useful and interesting course here.

创建者 walker

Sep 4, 2016

I learn many important programming language concepts here

创建者 Andy C

Aug 26, 2020

learn something more than what I expected from beginning

创建者 Yicheng H

Aug 16, 2020

A very nice elementary course to functional programming!