[Haskell-cafe] Best book/tutorial on category theory and its applications

fero frantisek.kocun at gmail.com
Mon Jul 28 04:41:50 EDT 2008

I would like to buy some booke on category theory and its applications. Can
you recommend me the best? Here is what I like:

1. Easy to understatnd, concise book. I like e.g. "Gentle introduction to
Haskell" it was quite good with a little of text. There are bigger tutorials
in number of pages but there is much less in them. I downloaded "Categories
for Software Engineering". I read 2 first chapters, but there is a lot of
text and sometimes I need to look on internet to seach for exact
definitions/equations which I can understand better. That's why I don't like
books "for Dummies" - lot of text, little of content, very shallow and lot
of slang. I like "The Haskell: School of expression" and I am searching for
another book to read after I finish this. The style of SOE is suitable for
me. It is very clear with good theory and examples. But now I want book
mainly about theory and the examples as second. 

2. With applications and its examples. I would like to see some examples. I
doesn't matter if it will be only in pseudo-language in Haskell or another

What do you think about "Categories and Computer Science (Cambridge Computer
Science Texts)" at


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