On Tuesday, 12 July 2016 at 22:21:46 UTC, bachmeier wrote:
I took the first edition of this class, and it was the best
MOOC I've taken (probably the only one for which I actually
made it to the end). He is one of the few that does well with
Ditto. It was a great class.
Note the statement "with a strong emphasis on functional
programming" - as I recall, it was mostly a functional
programming class, as you'd expect when the first two languages
are Standard ML and Racket. Highly recommended for anyone that
wants to go reasonably deep into functional programming. It's
definitely NOT a beginning programming course.
The functional aspect was the reason I took it. It was fun
playing around with ML and Racket and I got lot out of it.