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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


201 - Programming Languages, Part A 的 225 個評論(共 464 個)

創建者 Raquel K


Wonderful course! Really expanded the way I think about programming and I'm looking forward to parts B and C.

創建者 Chinmay


Awesome course. Learned a lot on the way. Concepts were presented very well. Looking forward to part B and C.

創建者 Andrea T


Very interesting insights into programming in general. Good course structure, well explained, easy to follow

創建者 Luiz C


A fantastic Course. Before this Course I thought I knew how to Code. Now I know I still have to learn a lot

創建者 Yusong S


Learn many fundamental concepts about functional programming! Course material is challenging but rewarding.

創建者 James L


I'm so hilarious I thought this was going to be all review of things I already knew. Don't skip this one.

創建者 John G


This is a really fun course. I'm glad that it was split into A-B-C because I just don't have time for B.

創建者 Mustaqim M


Really tough and engaging but none the less very helpful in understanding the intricacies of programming

創建者 Lei F


This is a wonderful lesson. Bring a lot of new concepts to me. Functional programming is a big surprise.

創建者 Shen C


I should say thanks Dan's work on this MOOC. I have learned many knowledge about functional programming

創建者 Deleted A


Very insightful and logical presentation of ideas that I now see everywhere when I learn new languages.

創建者 Pritesh S


Arguably the best MOOC on Coursera. I wish professor Dan Grossman would upload more such MOOCs soon !!

創建者 Caleb


Great intro to ideas behind programs and also a fun way to learn some functional programming concepts.

創建者 Robert M


Excellent coverage of the topic. Must see if you want to grasp the functional programming paradigm.

創建者 Akash B P


The professor's enthusiasm for programming languages rubbed off on me. Can't wait to start Part B

創建者 Shaun G


Incredible course! Very well put together and organized. Vastly improved my programming skills.

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 Minh D


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.