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 Damien G•
Jun 10, 2016
Not very interesting
by Michael P•
May 20, 2018
by David K•
Apr 26, 2017
A sharp decline in quality and cohesion from the Functional Programming Principles in Scala course. It may be worth enrolling just to hear Odersky's elegant lecturing at work once again, but if you're interested in the core concepts, I would highly recommend picking up a highly rated book instead.
by Alejandro S M•
Sep 01, 2016
The course was still useful and with new information but I really found it lacking cohesion with the overall specialization and with its own content.
by Federico L•
Jul 10, 2017
This course is evidently hacked together from pieces of other courses. Not nearly as well put together as the previous from the specialization which was excellent. The specialization could benefit from having this module reworked from scratch.
by Ricardo R•
Sep 05, 2016
The mix of materials from different courses hurts the structure of this course.
Sep 03, 2016
I expected more. Week 2 on streams in my opinion was a very strong week and well worth time and effort. Week 1, 2 and 3 were pretty weak in my opinion. I don't feel like I've learned much or that the exercises reflected what was being taught in the lectures. For example on week 4 the exercises do nothing with futures even though there's 6 lectures on them. Week 3 spends 3 long lectures how to build a discrete simulation application and exercises are about property checking. Course felt disjointed and not really finished. Would NOT recommend and definitely would not pay 79 USD for.
by Kyungnae L•
Aug 30, 2016
Several courses have been combined. Content is not updated. Now is 2016.
by Gabor S•
May 02, 2017
The presented material wasn't coherent for me, I didn't walk away with knowledge of functional design principles for larger/complex software. The topics presented seems just a bunch of topics next to each other.
by Subhojit B•
Dec 26, 2017
The 3rd and the 4th Week courses need to be looked at as the Assignments and the video lectures are not in sync and many videos are missing. The 1st 2 weeks are good.
by Sergei G•
May 05, 2018
Mish-mash of everything. Disconnected lectures and assignments. Week4 is plain horrible - assembled from random lectures that refer to non-existing context. One hour of random lectures does a very bad job of introducing reactive programming.
by Martiniano J•
Aug 29, 2019
In order to save time I will quote this other review By Abhinav P. that reflects 100% what I think:
"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."
by Diego M C•
Oct 29, 2017
Very boring and unorganized course. It feels like it is a mix of two older courses that no longer exist.
This almost made me feel like I was back in college, with those unbelievably boring lessons and project subjects from 30 years ago.
by Ilya O•
Jul 11, 2016
In fact, this is an inconsistent attempt of re-implementing previous FRP course from the same authors. FRP course had many issues about homework/lectures being poorly related, this one is even worse. This is very frustrating, as a topic itself is one of the most interesting ones in today's software engineering.
by Remko d J•
May 27, 2016
Too much reuse of old material (assignments as well as lectures).
by Sunheang T•
Nov 22, 2017
It is terrible compared to the first one: bad course structure, assignment mismatch, there is no mentioned of RxScala anywhere.
by Lidan Y•
Jun 17, 2018