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Harald Korneliussen

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This was a challenging but inspiring course. I had some background in Functional Programming as a hobbyist - I got so far as writing a Minesweeper clone in Haskell once - but no experience with Scala. I was impressed with how easily the functional concepts merged with the OO-concepts from Java in Scala, and I think I gained new appreciation of both. The course was hard, though. If I hadn't heard about FP at all, I doubt I would have managed to complete it, and you would absolutely need confidence doing programming exercises. The deadlines were reasonably generous for Coursera, but still it got tight towards the end. There are no comparable courses on Coursera or any other site that I know of, but I would definitively take a followup course if Odersky made one.