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Oracle is running a free three week MOOC course for Java 8 lambdas.

A co-worker shared the link. The material is too easy, but I registered because I'm curious how they set it up.
 
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I see the instructor is Simon Ritter, one of those guys you often see at conferences (for example at Devoxx) who always has some cool demo. I think last year at Devoxx he showed some Internet of Things demos.
 
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Thank you!
 
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Thanks for sharing this.
 
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Finished it. I like that there were discussions in the (Oracle) forums about the topics. i found the forums hard to use though. I really missed knowing how the last poster was to see if there was a reply since mine.

The homeworks were good as they got folks to code. The quizes were very straightforward (and had infinite tries anyway - this was about learning). They felt like corporate training where you got a popup after each answer - correct or incorrect. I like that they let you speed up the video.

I didn't learn much because I knew a lot about these topics. But it was good seeing how Oracle runs a MOOC.
 
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The course was interesting... I actually learnt something...

The certificate doesn't look that impressive though...
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It's a three work course with open book tests. I think the certificate is more to make people feel good than to show it off.

Learning something is the reward. I learned something too - different patterns for approaching the same problem - all of which use FP. (granted I learned this from the forum, not the lecture/homework)
 
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I enjoyed the patterns for filtering file content with minimal lines of code... Makes imperative programming seem like an ancient art-form..
 
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Bump. Oracle is running this again starting Dec 2nd.
 
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