Books : reviews

Kevin C. Lano, Jose Luiz Fiadeiro, Luis Andrade.
Software Design Using Java 2.
Palgrave. 2002

(disclaimer: this is an inspection copy sent to me by the publisher)

Jose Luiz Fiadeiro.
Categories for Software Engineering.
Springer. 2005

This book provides a gentle, software engineering oriented introduction to category theory. Assuming only a minimum of mathematical preparation, this book explores the use of categorical constructions from the point of view of the methods and techniques that have been proposed for the engineering of complex software systems: object-oriented development, software architectures, logical and algebraic specification techniques, models of concurrence inter alia. After two parts in which basic and more advanced categorical concepts and techniques are introduced, the book illustrates their application to the semantics of CommUnity – a language for the architectural design of interactive systems.