|Discover Haskell On FutureLearn|
|Written by Sue Gee|
|Monday, 22 April 2019|
A course on the functional programming language Haskell from the University of Glasgow recently started on the FutureLearn Platform. There's still time to join in this presentation which provides a hands-on learning experience.
Functional Programming in Haskell: Supercharge Your Coding sets out to demonstrate the power, elegance and simplicity of functional programming in Haskell. It is a 6-week course requiring four hours of study per week. It started on April 15, 2019 so two weeks are already available. While this is an introductory level course as far as Haskell and Functional Programming are concerned, it is intended for learners who already have experience of at least one programming language, such as Python or Java.
The introduction to the course explains that Haskell is a functional programming language, based on formal mathematical principles that executes efficiently on modern multicore machines and that you'll find a demand for Haskell from investment banks to social networks. In the initial video, course intructors Wim Vanderbauwhede and Jeremy Singer also point out that Glasgow University was a prominent research contributor to the development of Haskell, back in the late 80s.
The topics covered in the course are:
The course videos have been recorded in live lectures and its programming exercises use an interactive coding environment based on TryHaskell, where you are prompted to enter pieces of code and get instant feedback on them.
By the end of the course students will be able to:
You can join Functional Programming in Haskell for free. This gives you 8 weeks before your access expires. However, this course is also part of FutureLearn Unlimited which gives one year's access to hundred of short courses in a wide variety of subjects with a printable digital Certificate of Achievement on those you successfully complete. There's an introductory offer until May 11 of £149, saving £60 on the normal £209. If this is the only course you want to do and you want a certificate and access to it for as long as it remains on FutureLearn you can upgrade for £62.
So if you have always wanted to know what a monad is - now is your chance.
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|Last Updated ( Monday, 22 April 2019 )|