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Scala & Functional Programming for Beginners | Rock the JVM

In this course, we will learn the basics of Scala and functional programming, two highly in-demand topics in software industry today. Write 3000+ lines of Scala code yourself, with guidance, through 100+ examples and exercises.

Why Scala:

  • it's currently the hottest language based on the Java Virtual Machine - the number of Scala jobs has exploded, but demand is even higher
  • it offers significantly higher pay (> 20%) than same-level Java positions
  • it's incredibly fun - if you learn Scala, you'll hardly want to get back
  • it unlocks the doors to some of the latest technologies - Spark, Akka and more

I like to get to the point and get things done. This course

  • deconstructs Scala - which is otherwise hard to learn - into the critical pieces you need
  • selects the most important concepts and separates them into what's simple but critical and what's powerful
  • sequences ideas in a way that "clicks" and makes sense throughout the process of learning
  • applies everything in live code
  • The end benefits are still much greater:

    • significant bump in salary when you switch to Scala - return on investment for this course >100x in the first year alone.
    • more enjoyable work - Scala is fun.
    • future-proof skills - you'll be able to work with some of the cutting edge technologies (Spark, Akka etc)

    This course is for established programmers with otherwise no experience with Scala language or little to no experience with functional programming. I already assume a solid understanding of general programming fundamentals. If you've never coded before, this course is likely not for you.

    The course is comprehensive, but you'll always see me get straight to the point. So make sure you have a good level of focus and commitment to become a badass programmer.

    I believe both theory and practice are important. That's why you'll get lectures with code examples, real life Scala code demos and assignments, plus additional resources, instructions, exercises and solutions.

    I've seen that my students are most successful - and my best students work at Google-class companies - when they're guided, but not being told what to do. I have assignments waiting for you, where I offer my (opinionated) guidance but otherwise freedom to experiment and improve upon your Scala code.

    Definitely not least, my students are most successful when they have fun along the way.

    So join me in this course and let's rock the JVM.

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    Rating 4.5 based on 538 ratings
    Length 15.5 hours
    Starts On Demand (Start anytime)
    Cost $11
    From Udemy
    Instructor Daniel Ciocîrlan
    Download Videos Only via the Udemy mobile app
    Language English
    Subjects Programming
    Tags Programming Languages Development

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    functional programming in 38 reviews

    I start to like Functional Programming more and more.

    But I would expect more info on functional programming itself, what is it, its purpose, why it's better then traditional way of coding.

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    Functional programming is definitely a difficult topic to learn and certainly difficult to teach as well.

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    If you want to have a nice experience learning the basics of functional programming then this is the proper course for you.

    Great course to learn about functional programming!

    It helped me with my project and now I am a functional programming fan.

    I am very pleased Not a lot of great functional programming content on udemy - this course does a great job expressing concepts and providing exercises Very good course I want 1080p resolution.....it is already 2019, not 2009...

    You do need some previous functional programming knowledge, there are tons to digest; at some point you could say you feel overwhelmed but is up to you to repeat the videos and even do some additional research.

    It seems to be a hard core functional programming course; just what I wanted!

    Now I'm very happy that I begin to understand Scala and functional programming.

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    so far so good in 10 reviews

    Digestible content size, good command by the tutor good basic content So far so good.

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    I just watch the first lesson, for now, so far so good.

    Hasta ahora si, pero la traduccion a español no es muy buena So far so good Antes de este curso probé otros cursos y libros para aprender Scala pero no tan directos y eficientes como éste.

    Instructors very helpful and responsive So far so good Awesome.

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    easy to follow in 12 reviews

    But the lectures are pleasant and easy to follow.

    Stop referring back to the MyList object Great course to beginners It was very easy to follow, I was little bit confused about "val" until "var" was introduced.

    Easy to follow.

    right to the point - simple easy to follow good course, but bad spanish subtitles =( So far Soooo good Compact course with partly steep learning curve, there are practical tasks with multiple "levels", giving a good challenge.

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    looking forward in 14 reviews

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    A really great one, I'm looking forward to complete the next Scala course by Daniel!

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    real world in 6 reviews

    Every concept is explained based on a closely related real world scenario which ease our understanding.

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    Rating 4.5 based on 538 ratings
    Length 15.5 hours
    Starts On Demand (Start anytime)
    Cost $11
    From Udemy
    Instructor Daniel Ciocîrlan
    Download Videos Only via the Udemy mobile app
    Language English
    Subjects Programming
    Tags Programming Languages Development

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