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 Ashvin L•
Mar 25, 2018
The content is excellent. It needs to be better organized. We learnt a lot about Monads, Futures, etc, but there was nothing to test them.
Week4 organization requires a lot more work. It appeared as though, the professors have taken some other course content and re purposed it for this course. While that in itself is not bad, what has happened unfortunately is that the jumps in the lectures are very sudden and many things do not make sense.
Some of the "inductive programming" proofs are quite long and tedious and does not gel with the flow of the course.
by Daan S•
Dec 25, 2016
I missed a bit of coherence in this course
by David N•
Mar 17, 2017
Great course! Lacked the same polish as the previous course though. Week3 assignment had grading issues.
by Иванов О•
Nov 09, 2017
Not a bad course, a nice introduction to monads, reactive programming and futures, though it has a lot of disconnected chunks and exercises from the old course and isn't as polished as the first one about FP (which, in my opinion, really set the bar for other courses).
by Henrik S•
Jan 04, 2017
The first two weeks where very well structured and as interesting as the first course. In week 4 it seems that there have been materials from other courses puzzled together (Principles of Reactive Programming). That made it a bit difficult to keep on track.
by Youssef E H•
May 07, 2017
Great course in general. I would have appreciated an exercice about Futures for week 4.
by Junji S•
Jan 09, 2017
Overall learned a lot. Some contents are hard to follow but using supplementary material helped me to discover new things about scala.
by Zsolt K•
Nov 20, 2016
This one is a bit overpriced, but interesting and useful.
by Daniel D•
Sep 03, 2016
Thanks EPFL good course and has certainly broaden my awareness of the possibilities of using Scala.
by Aleksey D•
Jan 28, 2017
by Majid H•
Oct 23, 2016
Great course overall. It looked though as if some of the lectures were cut and pasted from some other course into the content and were not as coherent as they could be (particularly the case with the last week's material on FRP).
by Fu S W•
Dec 02, 2016
FRP is interesting, but the Future seems lack of explanation and homework
Sep 12, 2016
Good review of essential concepts. Lazyness and Signals ... and quickcheck!
by Chinmay P•
Jun 28, 2016
Maybe an unfair comparison but I am comparing this with the principles of reactive programming. That had much more contents such as actors, etc. Having said that this is a good course by itself.
by Oleg S•
Nov 16, 2016
Good. But the previous course was better.
by Dima P•
Nov 09, 2016
A great continuation on Scala and functional programming, I wish the exercises were more challenging.
by Marius K•
Feb 25, 2018
This course is OK as a successor of "Functional Programming Principles in Scala". You definitely learn a lot of new functional concept, the material is presented well and the homework is engaging (though it is debatable if it couldn't be more closely related to the course content).
Participants should know, though, that this is a condensed version of a previous Coursera course by the same authors, "Principles of Reactive Programming", which is no longer available. Compared to the earlier course, the present course is less coherent – it consists more or less of a subset of the earlier course’s lectures (videos). As a consequence, the instructors sometimes refer to earlier or later lectures that are not actually there (or at least not in the expected order). (I recommend participants to look up the missing lectures on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMhMDErmC1TdBMxd3KnRfYiBV2ELvLyxN)
Lastly, I do not think the title "Functional Program Design" is appropriate. I would call it "Elements of Reactive Programming in Scala" or something similar.
by Tim W•
Feb 26, 2017
Great course, however, I needed more time than was suggested
by Christian L•
Apr 27, 2017
Last week passes by the subjects superficially
Apr 15, 2017
lectures do not correspond to the laboratory work
by Mikhail K•
Jul 16, 2017
Just a little comment. Week 4 was somewhat of a letdown. Such central to FPD theme as reactive programming is overcondensed into really limited amount of time. 1 Week feels like a waisted opportunity which only scratched a surface. And it's quite obvious that authors planned it to be longer (mr. Odersky even explicitly mentions 3 weeks of material in first 3 lectures of Week 4) and more in depth but for some reason that didn't come to be. Also inclusion of materials from other course (RP) for some introduction of Future monad goodness doesn't look very nice from perspective of professionalism. It's obvious that authors struggled with deadlines, so until this course's revision and improvement just 4 out of 5 from me (compared to 5 out of 5 for Course 1 from the Specialization), sorry!
by Vinicius L•
Oct 22, 2017
The course is awesome... but I got myself a little lost when changing from Martin to Erick. Sometimes changing is good, by as a personal choice, I prefer the way Martin exposes the content so for me, the learning process is better.
Nov 22, 2016
Overall very good and somehow challenging course, however week 4 is a bit convoluted (E. Meijer referring to the nonexisting (in this edition of the course) previous video etc.)
by Narh D T•
Nov 17, 2016
This course was really great. It help to broaden my knowledge.
by Dustin H•
Nov 19, 2016
Very interesting course. Four stars instead of five because it was less about "Program Design" (from the title) than I would have liked.