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 Abhinav P•
Dec 15, 2017
I was optimistic about this course based on the previous course, because that course was consistent, self-contained, and systematic. On the other hand, this course was clearly put together by throwing together, rather haphazardly, bits and pieces of other courses, some of which no longer even exist. This is outrageous; a course like this would never be taught at a prestigious institution like EPFL, and it is highly deceptive to give us a course, put together in a arbitrary, incoherent, Frankensteinish fashion, right after a course that was quite systematic and coherent.
Week one and two were not bad, hence why I gave two stars instead of one. But week three involves a programming project that has literally nothing to do with the lectures at all. To be sure, I didn't mind learning about Scala Check, but I had to do it pretty much entirely on my own; it was mentioned for about five seconds in the lecture videos. If I wanted to just read documentation without any actual teaching, why would I sign up for a course like this?
And week 4! Coursera/whoever put this course together isn't even trying anymore. The videos are clearly from multiple different courses, and Odersky himself makes references entire weeks worth of content that simply doesn't exist anymore. This is a damn mess. In its current state, the course is simply not worth publishing.
For what its worth, the removed lecture videos can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMhMDErmC1TdBMxd3KnRfYiBV2ELvLyxN
But these videos do not contain the removed exercises/programming projects, unfortunately.
by Gabriel G C•
Jan 09, 2019
It seems that this course was partially updated, but it was not done in a seamlessly way. I think this course deserve a full remake, if possible with the same instructor all the time.
by Shaul E•
Mar 01, 2018
The course starts well and has really good exercises, HOWEVER at weeks 3-4 the lectures lose their logical order, it feels like a collection of random lectures from other course syllabus that have been "reused" here.
Week 3 exercise has very little to do with the lectures, and week 4 lectures are even worse, martin says he'll talk about 1 thing that is later not in the course, then we switch to someone else that talks about "things we've seen before" - which we haven't!
Don't get me wrong, you can still learn a lot from this and understand most of it, but it just feels very unprofessional, glad I've only audited this course and didn't pay for it, if that was the case I would feel very disappointed
by Yacine G•
Dec 28, 2018
A very intricate and well designed course. I especially liked the assignments and programming labs!!!
by Rumeshkrishnan M•
Dec 31, 2018
I am very happy part of learning this course.
by Малышев И И•
Feb 06, 2019
It is really good course about Scala functional programming.
by John S•
Feb 20, 2019
Very enjoyable course!
by Subodh C•
Mar 25, 2019
The structure of course could be refined to be more coherent.
by GRINE B•
Jan 30, 2019
Very advanced courses scala thank you
Apr 02, 2019
I want learn more about Scala. I find Someting interesting. Thank you, Mr Odersky.
by Yi S•
Jan 07, 2019
a bit of hard, the concepts are abstract
by Ignacio G S•
Mar 10, 2019
Excellent course from the best professionals in the world. The Futures content should be tested as well.
by manuel B L•
Jul 14, 2018
Excelente curso, Se aprende mucho y se pone mucho en practica
by Owen E•
Sep 10, 2018
I think the exercises were a bit easier than the first component of the functional programming in Scala series, I did enjoy the difficulty of the first component. My least favorite part was the lecture videos on Futures in Week 4. The presenter is fine, but the style in which he is teaching is different from Martin's. Students often need to adapt to someone's teaching style, and I'm not sure if it's worth taking the time to developing a strategy for those ~ 30 minutes of lectures in week 4.
Anyway, I am enjoying the course so far. Thank you so much for providing this content to the public! You're heroes!
by Agustin G•
Oct 07, 2018
Thank you Martin Odersky and his team for this great language and set of courses!
by Joshua S•
Oct 31, 2018
Great opportunity to learn from some of the "rock stars" of comp-sci! The course builds on the concepts taught in first part of the series by careful illustration of their application to larger programming structures. The results are elegant expressions that convey the full intention of the programmer in a simple and concise manner, boldly declaring: "I am the solution to this problem." Really surprised in week 4 when Erik Meijer made an appearance as guest lecturer! Not only do you get to learn from Scala's architect, but from LINQ's as well.
by Massimiliano D•
Nov 04, 2018
Excellent course, in line with the expectation after the previous course of the specialization. It appears evident that the teachers of the course are high quality professionals, with passion in what they are explaining.
I would strongly recommend the course to anyone who want to increase its programming skills!
by Petr O•
Nov 18, 2018
reveals the things that I would not have not known myself
by Denys L•
Nov 22, 2018
Outstanding course with outstanding grading system built into SBT
by Anton L•
Jul 23, 2018
by Alexandr T•
Oct 30, 2016
Very nice one. Thank you!
by Colin U•
Jun 14, 2018
This is a great course for guiding further study. Lots of the topics require outside material to really feel like you've got a minimal handle on the larger designs it's teaching.
by Karan G•
Apr 23, 2017
by Jing P•
Oct 18, 2016
Good material, challenging stuff. Took me a few reads and revisits to grasp the concepts properly
by Fernando L•
Jul 11, 2016
Great course. Good continuation of the principles one.