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This course is an introduction to the basic concepts of programming languages, with a strong emphasis on functional programming. The course uses the languages ML, Racket, and Ruby as vehicles for teaching the concepts, but the real intent is to teach enough about how any language “fits together” to make you more effective programming in any language -- and in learning new ones. This course is neither particularly theoretical nor just about programming specifics -- it will give you a framework for understanding how to use language constructs effectively and how to design correct and elegant programs. By using different languages, you will learn to think more deeply than in terms of the particular syntax of one language. The emphasis on functional programming is essential for learning how to write robust, reusable, composable, and elegant programs. Indeed, many of the most important ideas in modern languages have their roots in functional programming. Get ready to learn a fresh and beautiful way to look at software and how to have fun building it. The course assumes some prior experience with programming, as described in more detail in the first module. The course is divided into three Coursera courses: Part A, Part B, and Part C. As explained in more detail in the first module of Part A, the overall course is a substantial amount of challenging material, so the three-part format provides two intermediate milestones and opportunities for a pause before continuing. The three parts are designed to be completed in order and set up to motivate you to continue through to the end of Part C. The three parts are not quite equal in length: Part A is almost as substantial as Part B and Part C combined. Week 1 of Part A has a more detailed list of topics for all three parts of the course, but it is expected that most course participants will not (yet!) know what all these topics mean....




I'm just a beginner for CS or SE classes, and find this course really concise and challenging. It opens a door for me to get deeper into programming language. No wonder it got so high average score.



Very interesting course! Superb teaching and homework assignments. If you are interested in functional programming or in programming languages in general, this should be one of the must take MOOCs


226 - Programming Languages, Part A 的 250 個評論(共 480 個)

創建者 Rizwan Q


i thoroughly enjoyed the course, the instructor was very good and made the whole experience fun

創建者 Ervin L


Fantastic course from Prof. Grossman. Would recommend to anyone interested in Computer Science.

創建者 Jeff T


Course materials and videos very good. A wonderful experience for this old coder! Thank you!

創建者 sai


Great course. You can learn the most import concepts about the functional programming language

創建者 Quynh P


I​ loved the course but expect to have a hard time to get people to peer review you!!! XD XD

創建者 Bianca G


Excellent course! Dan is a brilliant teacher. It's amazing how much you learn from this mooc.

創建者 shaahin k


the idea of start by sml is briliant and very helpful about the base of programming languages

創建者 Sixiang C


This is good first course in Funtional programming.

The materials and exercises are excellent.

創建者 Ahmed E


Very good and organized course material, with really amazing teaching by prof. Dan Grossman

創建者 Orlando S


Good course to improve software development undestanding functional programming languages

創建者 Vinicius S


A challenging rewarding course, a must-have for aspiring programmers. I learned a lot.

創建者 Ziyang G


It was super fun and helpful to get to know the basic ideas of functional programming.

創建者 Stan Z


Excellent course. I wanted to learn ML for a long time. Planning to take Part B and C

創建者 Vivek N


This is a fantastic and ground breaking course. A must in every programmer's toolbox

創建者 Patrick B


Excellent overview of SML and great introduction to functional programming concepts.

創建者 Liao T


Great content for programming language, but too many videos seem to be overwhelming.

創建者 Dante F


A litle fast but with a lot of many important concepts inside. Thanks Prof. Grossman

創建者 Marcelo d S


Excellent course on programming language: functions, recursion, currying, closure...

創建者 Mariia R


Amazing course! It opened my eyes for what all this things in code are really mean.

創建者 Gabriel D


I've enjoyed it a lot. Dan explanations and examples are very clear and intuitive.

創建者 Serjey G I


Awesome course! The thing you need if you want to know the functional programming!

創建者 Wang Y


Loving the course. Dan's passion is a main driving force to study the material :)

創建者 Yanek K


Great Course. A little more difficult towards the end but that's to be expected.

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創建者 Kevin Z


amazing course and excellent lecture! Very impressive about explanation on SML.