Sep 15, 2016
This is a university degree course which takes enormous effort to complete. But still its beond the programming course range giving you whats not possible to google or learn practical way. Thanks!
Mar 18, 2018
Thank you for this exciting course! I did the FP in Scala course a few years ago and decided to do the full certification now. I am looking forward to the next courses in the specialisation.
by Jonathan S R•
Jul 13, 2019
everything was intuitive and enjoyable
by Yichun Y•
Jul 20, 2019
The last week's lectures are hard to grasp, but everything else is excellent!
by Tihomir N•
Jul 19, 2019
One of the very top courses on Coursera. Prof. Martin Odersky, is truly incredible !
by Sebas O C•
Jul 23, 2019
by David S•
Oct 30, 2019
This is a great course with a clear exposition of some of the more complex topics in FP such as Monads. However, I feel the treatment of concurrency left me with more questions than answers (though I also understand the next course will explore it in more detail). I would have also liked some more excercises about building a Scala program "from scratch".
by Damon Z•
Nov 18, 2018
A little difficult but have fun.
by Francisco E B•
Dec 24, 2018
There were some discontinuity in the last week. The classes appear not to be from the same planning, and the teachers say about classes that are not in the course. It should be revised.
by Konrad C•
Dec 10, 2018
Challenging assignments, nice lectures except those prepared by Erik (quite boring)
by Juan P G E•
Jan 31, 2019
Very interesting course. You can learn the basics about functional reactive programming and get to know about Signals and Futures. The assignments are not as difficult as the ones in the previous course and you can see that there is a lot of work to provide the infrastructure needed for those exercises.
Nov 26, 2018
Good Course. Recommended
by Chloe L•
Nov 11, 2018
Prof Martin's lectures are great.. however I have trouble following the other lecturer Erik. He sounds out of breath all the time and the content is not as well organized & well explained as Prof Martin's. I ended up skipping his lectures (which is sad, as his lectures are about Scala Future which imo is a difficult but important topic).
by Luigi C•
Jan 09, 2019
It would be nice to have the missing lectures too!
by John M•
Feb 19, 2019
There's a lot to chew on here, and it's well-articulated. Some of the examples are a bit opaque and academic - a little more of a practical, intuitive approach would go a long way.
by Siyuan W•
Feb 19, 2019
there are a lil bit disordered of the course arrangement
by Angelos M•
Feb 24, 2019
It is a really nice course but a bit dated.
by Antoine L•
Mar 13, 2019
This course felt a bit less fundamental than the Functional Programming Principles but offered some nice introduction to more advanced concepts that feel to bridge the gap between theoretical advantages and real-world use cases.
On the other hand the Monad concept which I often hear about still feels a bit fuzzy, I felt like less time was dedicated to theory in this course.
This time again the exercises are challenging but fun and above all really help internalizing the concepts, although it feels like it will take me more work to really grok Signals not to mention Future which are not used in any exercises.
Jan 14, 2019
the last few weeks are a bit sloppy. hope can improve
by Ilya B•
Dec 28, 2018
Video material is a little bit confusing. It reminds me patchwork quilt
Aug 06, 2018
Apart from the slight disconnect of lectures and assignment in week 3 , I think the rest of the course contents were amazing !
by Pawel M S•
Oct 23, 2016
Very good and well-paced course. I'd give 5/5, but there are parts that seem to be missing -- lecturers refer to videos that aren't part of the course (or the previous one: Functional Programming Principles in Scala). Overall 4/5.
by Janis Z•
Aug 31, 2017
I really liked how the assignments had types already specified, so that you would just add the finishing pieces in puzzle, and reveal solution Odersky had intended you to learn - because without these aids there would be endless solutions that could be excercised, and you might not learn the concept that was being taught.
It was a bit confusing though to see that the lecturers were being toggled - thus in some places context was lost.
by Martin O•
Nov 03, 2017
The course material and assignments did not quite match. Moreover, the test assignment was like something for completely another course. Not even a word about possible ways to implement test assignment methods. Had to browse around course forums and browse around the Internet for additional materials about Scala and algorithms. Although in the end got 10/10 points - no idea whether same result could be achieved in some even more elegant way.
by Vasile G•
Mar 21, 2017
The assignments seemed somewhat easy compared to curriculum which became more difficult. I would say that the assignments from the first course were more challenging then those from the second. I also think very little attention was paid to new monad constructs like Try, Validate and scala's reactive library, but I guess the later was left for the third course.
by Pavel A•
Sep 26, 2016
I would have loved to spend more time on FRP and Futures. Both of those sections could have been expanded and an assignment dealing with Futures would be very welcome. Also, the mish-mash of Futures-related lectures was a bit confusing (despite Erik Meijer's obvious enthusiasm for the subject). Otherwise the course is a great introduction to a number of interesting topics in Scala, which will probably serve as an important stepping-stone for the next parallel programming course.
by Tyler F•
Feb 05, 2017
Good assignments, lectures are a great introduction to Reactive programming but would be nice to have a "where to go from here" type of section/lecture.