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Functional Program Design in Scala

Coursera · École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne · 2 HN points · 1 HN comments

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Course Description

In this course you will learn how to apply the functional programming style in the design of larger applications. You'll get to know important new functional programming concepts, from lazy evaluation to structuring your libraries using monads. We'll work on larger and more involved examples, from state space exploration to random testing to discrete circuit simulators. You’ll also learn some best practices on how to write good Scala code in the real world.

Several parts of this course deal with the question how functional programming interacts with mutable state. We will explore the consequences of combining functions and state. We will also look at purely functional alternatives to mutable state, using infinite data structures or functional reactive programming.

Learning Outcomes. By the end of this course you will be able to:

- recognize and apply design principles of functional programs,

- design functional libraries and their APIs,

- competently combine functions and state in one program,

- understand reasoning techniques for programs that combine

functions and state,

- write simple functional reactive applications.

Recommended background: You should have at least one year programming experience. Proficiency with Java or C# is ideal, but experience with other languages such as C/C++, Python, Javascript or Ruby is also sufficient. You should have some familiarity using the command line. This course is intended to be taken after Functional Programming Principles in Scala: https://www.coursera.org/learn/progfun1.

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They are orthogonal. Program in Scala and do both.

http://www.scala-lang.org/

Free course(s):

"Functional Programming Principles in Scala" https://www.coursera.org/learn/progfun1

"Functional Program Design in Scala" https://www.coursera.org/learn/progfun2

(There are two more free courses in the "specialization" - only the certificates and the capstone project cost money - original announcement http://www.scala-lang.org/blog/2016/05/23/scala-moocs-specia...)

pekk
"Program in Scala" is just promotion, not an answer to the question. There are more than a few languages which advertise the possibility of using both OO and functional styles.
mafribe
That's correct, but in which other ones is the integration so smooth as in Scala?
ridiculous_fish
Swift, OCaml, F#, Common LISP?
airless_bar
No?
ridiculous_fish
I am not a Scala programmer. Can you please give some examples of how Scala integrates OO and FP better than other languages?
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