Yay! Just finished Functional Programming Principles in Scala (with 100% score :D) instructed by Prof. Martin Odersky et al, at Coursera. It has been an excellent experience due to its great content, amazing teacher, and interesting assignments (e.g., implementing a solver for Bloxorz).
This course focuses on providing a deeper understanding of FP paradigm, and demonstrates how it excels elegantly compare to its contemporaries. Function composition, recursion, pattern matching, concepts of persistent data structures, lazy evaluation are among the few important concepts that have been emphasized and exemplified in the seven weeks of the course. The application of term-rewriting during reduction of expressions and reasoning about it, seemed simply awesome.
Overall, it has been a wonderful experience and I highly recommend it for anyone interested in learning FP paradigm. To motivate further, note that upon successful completion, a certificate from Coursera is provided ;).
Thanks @oderskey, his team, and @coursera for this excellent course, and for this great opportunity. Looking forward to its advanced part.
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