Write Highly Scalable, Responsive Applications
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As its name suggests, the Scala programming language is all about scalability. This language has the power and flexibility to run both front-end and back-end applications and services, including large mission-critical systems. Scala incorporates both object-oriented and functional language concepts.
During this three-course certificate program you’ll acquire the skills you need to build scalable, end-to-end reactive and concurrent Web applications. You’ll learn to create event-driven, fault-tolerant applications with Akka and gain an understanding of the tools and frameworks related to data-tier Web services.
Technically oriented professionals with experience in software development, data analysis or data science.
Students in this program are expected to have fluency in a high-level, object-oriented programming language and good facility in program structure, basic data structures (sequences, trees, sets, maps), controls structures (iteration, recursion, exception handling) and object-oriented design. Typically, this means one to two years of professional development experience or a proven record of success in writing applications.
Successful completion of one or more of the following certificate programs may substitute for one year of programming experience: C++ Programming, C# Programming, Java Programming, Python Programming or Ruby Programming.
If you're not a native English speaker, you’ll need to have at least basic English language skills to enroll. To learn more, see English Language Proficiency Requirements.
International students are welcome to apply to an online offering of this program, which doesn’t require a visa. To enroll in a classroom offering, you must have a visa that permits study in the United States. This program does not enable students to obtain or maintain F-1 visa status. For more information, see Admission Requirements for International Students.
Students are expected to have a laptop for use in class. Windows, MAC or Linux operating systems are all acceptable and must be capable of running either Intellij with Scala plugin or Scala IDE for Eclipse. The course will also require the use of SBT, the open source build tool for Scala and Java projects.
You earn the certificate by regularly attending class and successfully completing all required courses. For more information, see Completing Your Program.
Complete the courses listed below to earn the certificate. You may be able to take individual courses without enrolling in the certificate program; check the course pages for details.
Functional Programming With Scala
Reactive & Concurrent Programming With Akka
Web & Data Tier Application With Scala
Certificate in Scala Functional & Reactive Programming
Approved by the UW Department of Computer Science & Engineering.
With the exception of the one-time application fee, certificate program fees are charged on a quarterly basis. Payment is due when you register.
Course fees do not include any costs for class materials such as textbooks and software.
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Attend class in person at one of our convenient locations. You’ll engage face to face with your classmates and instructors as part of a highly interactive curriculum. An online learning management system may be required to access some course materials and assignments.
Courses are streamed online in real time from the classroom. You interact with your instructors and fellow students via chat, using Adobe Connect web conferencing software. Assignments and other course materials are delivered through Canvas, a web-based learning management system that also serves as a communications hub.For added flexibility, each quarter you may view recordings of up to 40 percent of your class sessions instead of attending in real time. You also can attend the classroom sessions in person if space is available.
Our special blended programs combine the convenience of online study with the vibrancy of in-person classes for a unique learning experience.
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