Functional Programming in Scala Specialization

Starts Dec 18

Functional Programming in Scala Specialization

Functional Programming in Scala Specialization

Program on a Higher Level. Write elegant functional code to analyze data that's big or small

About This Specialization

Discover how to write elegant code that works the first time it is run. This Specialization provides a hands-on introduction to functional programming using the widespread programming language, Scala. It begins from the basic building blocks of the functional paradigm, first showing how to use these blocks to solve small problems, before building up to combining these concepts to architect larger functional programs. You'll see how the functional paradigm facilitates parallel and distributed programming, and through a series of hands on examples and programming assignments, you'll learn how to analyze data sets small to large; from parallel programming on multicore architectures, to distributed programming on a cluster using Apache Spark. A final capstone project will allow you to apply the skills you learned by building a large data-intensive application using real-world data.

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5 courses

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Projects

Designed to help you practice and apply the skills you learn.

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Courses
Intermediate Specialization.
Some related experience required.
  1. COURSE 1

    Functional Programming Principles in Scala

    Upcoming session: Dec 18
    Subtitles
    English, Korean, Serbian, French

    About the Course

    Functional programming is becoming increasingly widespread in industry. This trend is driven by the adoption of Scala as the main programming language for many applications. Scala fuses functional and object-oriented programming in a practical pac
  2. COURSE 2

    Functional Program Design in Scala

    Upcoming session: Dec 18
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    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
  3. COURSE 3

    Parallel programming

    Upcoming session: Dec 18
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    With every smartphone and computer now boasting multiple processors, the use of functional ideas to facilitate parallel programming is becoming increasingly widespread. In this course, you'll learn the fundamentals of parallel programmi
  4. COURSE 4

    Big Data Analysis with Scala and Spark

    Upcoming session: Dec 18
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    Manipulating big data distributed over a cluster using functional concepts is rampant in industry, and is arguably one of the first widespread industrial uses of functional ideas. This is evidenced by the popularity of MapReduce and Hadoop, and most
  5. COURSE 5

    Functional Programming in Scala Capstone

    Upcoming session: Jan 8
    Commitment
    6 weeks, 4-5 hours/week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    In the final capstone project you will apply the skills you learned by building a large data-intensive application using real-world data. You will implement a complete application processing several gigabytes of data. This application will show int

Creators

  • École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

    EPFL is Europe’s most cosmopolitan technical university with students, professors and staff from over 120 nations. A dynamic environment, open to Switzerland and the world, EPFL is centered on its three missions: teaching, research and technology transfer.

  • Martin Odersky

    Martin Odersky

    Professor
  • Dr. Heather Miller

    Dr. Heather Miller

    Research Scientist
  • Prof. Viktor Kuncak

    Prof. Viktor Kuncak

    Associate Professor
  • Dr. Aleksandar Prokopec

    Dr. Aleksandar Prokopec

    Principal Researcher

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