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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


251 - Programming Languages, Part A 的 275 個評論(共 464 個)

創建者 Morton L


Great course to learn general concepts and idiom in programming language.

創建者 StrengthJ


for me , its really useful and helpful both in programming and in English

創建者 Alex O


Easily one of the best courses available on coursera. Highly recommend

創建者 Ralf H


Awesome don (called Dan), great material and contents, very good plus!

創建者 Anran


one section into it and loving it! Rewarding and challenges thinking!

創建者 liuyaqiu


This is a challenging course to dive deep into programming languages.

創建者 Romuald G


I've completed more than 30 MOOCs. This is the one I'm most proud of!

創建者 Jack Z


Invaluable intro to FP and a step by step instruction into using ML

創建者 parabox


Fun and rewarding. It really helps to improve my programming skill.

創建者 Jediii


I learned too much from this amazing course! Thx Dan, Thx Coursera!

創建者 Bunyamin S


Very good, Dan! Thank you! Hope you will update this course soon))

創建者 Israel O O


Excelent material, the video lessons with Dan are very explanatory

創建者 David C


I really learned a lot from the course, and the teacher is awesome

創建者 Syed G F


like the approach and style of teaching by Dan Grossman. Awesome !

創建者 Niko K


Great course - instructor's passion for the subject is inspiring.

創建者 Brett A


Great subject, great lecturer, great course. Highly recommended!

創建者 Jason L


Really well done. Professor Dan Grossman is a great instructor.

創建者 Eslam A


Wonderful Course, Many thanks to the contributors especially Dan

創建者 Noah P


Excellent class, teacher, and material. Fun learning ML, thanks

創建者 Merlinhool


Excellent course! A great start to Programming Language Theory!

創建者 Saptarshi C


Has been fantastic so far - hoping to purchase and complete it

創建者 Li L


Awesome courses, help you get close to functional programming.

創建者 Ajay V


A​wesome concise introduction to functional programming in ML

創建者 Enrico F


Great course, better than many CS courses I had in university

創建者 Thomas C


A wonderful course for learning about functional programming.