Oct 09, 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.
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.
por Oliver K•
May 14, 2017
This is a really good course to learn functional programming in scala. I felt the homework assignments sometimes to hard, but this is likely due to my lack of functional programming experience. More advanced programmers would probably welcome these challenges.
por Ricardo C•
Jun 11, 2016
Specially on the last exercise, there is a bit of a distance between the classes and the challenges. Other than that, the course provides a very good introduction to functional programming at the same time as it introduce the scala language constructs and api.
por 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
por 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.
por John M•
Feb 18, 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.
por Sanket D•
Feb 02, 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.
por Borja B A•
Dec 03, 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.
por diego d•
Aug 04, 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.
por Chi-Chun C•
Aug 02, 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.
por Yiming H•
Jun 05, 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.
por 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.
por 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.
por 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.
por 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.
por 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.
por 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.
por 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
por 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.
por 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.
por 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
por 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.
por 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.
por 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)
por 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.
por 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.