The "Functional Programming in Scala Specialization" is a comprehensive online course that aims to teach the fundamental principles of functional programming using the Scala programming language. The course is offered by École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), one of the leading institutions in the field of computer science and engineering. The specialization consists of a series of four courses that cover different topics in functional programming, starting from the basics and gradually moving towards more advanced concepts. The courses are designed to be taken in sequence, with each course building upon the knowledge and skills learned in the previous ones. The courses include:
- Functional Programming Principles in Scala: This course provides an introduction to functional programming, using Scala as the primary programming language. The course covers the basic concepts of functional programming, such as immutability, higher-order functions, recursion, and pattern matching.
- Functional Program Design in Scala: This course builds upon the knowledge gained in the previous course, focusing on the design and implementation of complex functional programs using Scala. The course covers topics such as data structures, laziness, and streams.
- Parallel Programming in Scala: This course focuses on parallel programming in Scala, covering topics such as parallel collections, data parallelism, and task parallelism.
- Big Data Analysis with Scala and Spark: This course introduces the use of Scala and Apache Spark for big data analysis, covering topics such as distributed computing, data transformation, and machine learning.