Bionic Spirit

Functional Programming Principles in Scala (

The course is offered again on Coursera, starting on March 25th. You can enroll here:

I took this course last year. The result, besides learning a fun language or to think in a referential-transparent style, is a statement of accomplishment. It's not worth much and I argued until now that it doesn't matter if you're seeking employment. However for beginners it does matter and while interviewing people I found myself pleasantly surprised by a rookie who took this course.

To see how that looks like, here is mine (PDF link):

On the course itself I liked it a lot. It's a little incomplete, but they promissed a follow-up. It doesn't assume much prior experience or knowledge of Scala, but it is a difficult one. And it was worth every minute of it.