Sep 13, 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 23, 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.
创建者 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
创建者 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.
创建者 John M•
Feb 17, 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.
创建者 Sanket D•
Feb 1, 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.
创建者 Borja B A•
Dec 3, 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.
创建者 diego d•
Aug 4, 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.
创建者 Chi-Chun C•
Aug 2, 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.
创建者 Yiming H•
Jun 5, 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.
创建者 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.
创建者 Adam B•
Apr 16, 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.
创建者 Matthew C•
Jan 1, 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.
创建者 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.
创建者 Bai S•
Aug 7, 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.
创建者 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.
创建者 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
创建者 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.
创建者 Adam M•
Aug 5, 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.
创建者 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.
创建者 Juan S•
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
创建者 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.
创建者 Roger L•
Aug 9, 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.
创建者 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)
Aug 25, 2020
very good introduction to Scala. Maybe I would have liked to see a bit what are the pros and cons (strictly speaking of the technical) with other popular languages such as java and python
创建者 Kevin C•
Jul 6, 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.
创建者 Brad H•
Oct 1, 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.