Categories for Software Engineering by Jose Luiz FiadeiroCategories for Software Engineering by Jose Luiz Fiadeiro

Categories for Software Engineering

byJose Luiz Fiadeiro

Paperback | October 13, 2010

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Why Another Book on Category Theory? In the past ten years, several books have been published on category t- ory either by computer scientists or having computer scientists as a target audience (e. g. [6, 12, 22, 89, 105], to which a precious collection of little gems [90] and the chapter cum book [91] should be added). Isn't the working computer scientist spoilt with choice? Although each of the above mentioned books presents an approach of its own, there is one aspect in common in their view of computer science: the analogy between arrows (morphisms) and (classes of) computations. This "type-theoretic" or "functional" approach corresponds to a view of c- puter science as a science of computation, i. e. a discipline concerned with the study of computational phenomena where the focus is on the nature and organisation of computations. However, there is another view of computer science where the focus is, instead, on the development of computer programs or systems. This is the approach that supports, for instance, software engineering. From this point of view, arrows do not capture computational phenomena, or abstractions thereof, but instead relationships between programs, or abstractions of programs, that arise in the development of computer systems, for instance, refinement of higher-level specifications into executable programs [100, 104], and superposition of new features over existing systems [72].
 Professor at the University of Leicester; Visiting Scientist at Imperial College, King's College London, SRI International and the University of Pisa; Chairman of the IFIP WG1.3 - Foundations of System Specification; Chairman of the Steering Committee of the European Joint Conferences on Theory and Practice of Software; Winner of an I...
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Title:Categories for Software EngineeringFormat:PaperbackDimensions:250 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.01 inPublished:October 13, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3642058884

ISBN - 13:9783642058882

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Table of Contents

Basics.- Introducing Categories.- Building Categories.- Universal Constructions.- Functors.- Advanced Topics.- Functor-Based Constructions.- Adjunctions.- Applications.- CommUnity.- Architectural Description.- An Algebra of Connectors.