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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- Intermediate Specialization.
- Some related experience required.
Functional Programming Principles in ScalaUpcoming session: Feb 26
- English, Korean, Serbian, French
About the CourseFunctional 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
Functional Program Design in ScalaUpcoming session: Feb 26
About the CourseIn 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
Parallel programmingUpcoming session: Feb 26
About the CourseWith 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
Big Data Analysis with Scala and SparkUpcoming session: Mar 12
About the CourseManipulating 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
Functional Programming in Scala CapstoneUpcoming session: Mar 5
- 6 weeks, 4-5 hours/week
About the CourseIn 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
Dr. Heather Miller
Prof. Viktor Kuncak
Dr. Aleksandar Prokopec
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