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JavaScript - The Web Warrior Series (Paperback, 6th edition): Sasha Vodnik, Don Gosselin JavaScript - The Web Warrior Series (Paperback, 6th edition)
Sasha Vodnik, Don Gosselin 1
R1,570 R596 Discovery Miles 5 960 Save R974 (62%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Now in its sixth edition, JAVASCRIPT guides beginning programmers through web application development using the JavaScript programming language. As with previous editions of the book, the authors introduce key web authoring techniques with a strong focus on industry application. New coverage includes developing for touchscreen and mobile devices, and using the jQuery library. A real-world project, similar to what students would encounter in a professional setting, is developed chapter by chapter. Because professional web development jobs often require programmers to add features to existing sites, each chapter project uses a professionally designed web site. After completing a course using this textbook, students will be able to use JavaScript to build professional quality, dynamic web sites. websites, hot sheets, datafeeds] Any suggestions for copywriter or provide generic description of the product to be used for the Internet or non-channel specific applications.

A Guide To SQL (Paperback, 9th edition): Philip Pratt, Mary Last A Guide To SQL (Paperback, 9th edition)
Philip Pratt, Mary Last
R927 R819 Discovery Miles 8 190 Save R108 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A GUIDE TO SQL, Ninth Edition, provides an effective introduction to SQL programming using straightforward instruction, extensive hands-on exercises, and a strong foundation in real-world business applications. The Ninth Edition builds on the longstanding success of this proven text by presenting basic SQL commands in the context of a running case, in which a business uses SQL to manage orders, items, customers, and sales reps. The authors emphasize that fundamental principles and practices apply regardless of the database environment chosen, and they include examples from the latest versions of Oracle (R) and Microsoft (R) Access (R), and SQL Server throughout the text.

Introducing Delphi Programming - Theory Through Practice (Paperback, 4th Edition): John Barrow, Linda Miller, Katherine Malan,... Introducing Delphi Programming - Theory Through Practice (Paperback, 4th Edition)
John Barrow, Linda Miller, Katherine Malan, Helene Gelderblom 1
R686 R612 Discovery Miles 6 120 Save R74 (11%) Ships in 6 - 10 working days

This new edition of Introducing Delphi programming: Theory through practice covers the basics of Delphi and includes features of Delphi 6,7 and 8. The book has been written for students taking first year course in Information Systems at universities and Institutes of Technology and is ideal for the independent, distance learner. It teaches students both the practical side of programming and important programming theory.Delphi is a versatile and sophisticated visual programming environment for rapid application development that allows the programmer to develop Windows and Linux programs easily and speedily. Introducing Delphi Programming: Theory through Practice is considered to be the leading introductory text on computer programming. It allows students to gain confidence as they develop their skills in an interesting and practical way.

Programming with Mobile Applications - Android (TM), iOS, and Windows (R) Phone 7 (Paperback, International Edition): Thomas... Programming with Mobile Applications - Android (TM), iOS, and Windows (R) Phone 7 (Paperback, International Edition)
Thomas Duffy
R1,127 R987 Discovery Miles 9 870 Save R140 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Discover how to create effective native apps across platforms and Web apps for today's most popular smartphone platforms with Duffy's PROGRAMMING MOBILE APPLICATIONS: ANDROID (TM), iOS, AND WINDOWS (R) PHONE 7. This unique, hands-on tutorial approach combines clear presentations with numerous screenshots and step-by-step instructions to guide readers in developing applications for Google (TM) Android (TM), Apple (R) iOS, and Windows (R) Phone 7. Readers learn to create identical native and Web apps for each platform, which allows comparing each platform's development processes. The book's complete coverage ranges from platform architecture to native app life cycle management with an emphasis on fundamental programming concepts. This book's unique coverage of multiple platforms not only demonstrates the portability of apps that readers create, but also ensures an solid understanding of programming principles that benefits readers throughout any career.

Basic programming principles (Paperback, 2nd ed): C.M. Pretorius, H.G. Erasmus Basic programming principles (Paperback, 2nd ed)
C.M. Pretorius, H.G. Erasmus 4
R457 R401 Discovery Miles 4 010 Save R56 (12%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

The ability to clearly specify each step to create a problem-free computer program is a primary skill needed by programmers. Basic Programming Principles 2nd edition guides beginner programmers through the challenges of planning a computer program by presenting the text in a simple and straightforward manner. It contains many examples and exercises with explanations and answers that promote learners' understanding. New exercises provide opportunities for students to apply the principles of programming and problem-solving and learning outcomes highlight the key learning areas. It is an update of Basic Programming Principles: Using Visual Basic.Net 2nd edition without reference to the Visual Basic.Net.

Program Construction - Calculating Implementations from Specifications (Paperback): Roland Backhouse Program Construction - Calculating Implementations from Specifications (Paperback)
Roland Backhouse
R1,098 Discovery Miles 10 980 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The ever-increasing dependence of our lives and livelihoods on the correct functioning of computer software means that logic and program correctness are core elements of all good computer science degrees. This book presents both these topics in one self-contained text.

The focus of the book is on "correct-by-construction" program design -- the discipline of calculating programs from their specifications. Modern, calculational logic is introduced in combination with key program construction principles, such as the assignment axiom, loop invariants and bound functions. This material is intertwined with motivational discussion, programming examples and challenging problem-solving exercises, bringing the book alive for its intended audience, undergraduates in computer science and mathematics, as well as professional programmers wishing to further develop their programming skills.

The book covers the elements of logic and program correctness that form the foundations of further study --- the logical connectives and their algebraic properties, induction, quantifiers and program construction rules. Substantial examples of program construction are included. Many exercises are provided, all with detailed solutions.

Creating a Winning E-Business (Paperback, 2nd edition): H. Albert Napier, Stuart Wagner, Ollie Rivers Creating a Winning E-Business (Paperback, 2nd edition)
H. Albert Napier, Stuart Wagner, Ollie Rivers
R813 R725 Discovery Miles 7 250 Save R88 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Creating a Winning E-Business, Second Edition illustrates the processes involved with planning, starting, and marketing a new e-business in today's environment. Four types of cases are used in this practical, entrepreneurial guide to provide a real-world approach, including a book-long running case study complimented by chapter specific real-world case studies that open and close each chapter. Additionally, case studies that feature both successful and unsuccessful ventures are found throughout the book enabling students to learn from the actions of others. A new chapter on Affiliation programs (such as Amazon.com's Associates program) is featured and all chapters are updated to reflect industry changes since the publication of the first edition.

Building Cross-Platform Mobile and Web Apps for Engineers and Scientists - An Active Learning Approach, International Edition... Building Cross-Platform Mobile and Web Apps for Engineers and Scientists - An Active Learning Approach, International Edition (Paperback, International edition)
Pawan Lingras, Matt Triff, Rucha Lingras
R888 R788 Discovery Miles 7 880 Save R100 (11%) In stock

This powerful new book introduces cross-platform app design as an excellent starting point for mastering app development. The book contains numerous applications that you can adapt to different projects. You can use this book for independent study or for your project courses. The book introduces HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery Mobile, Node.js, JSON, localStorage, sessionStorage, NoSQL using MongoDB, SQL using MySQL, templating using handlebars, and maps. A strong app-centric view emphasizes appropriate subsets of these technologies to help you develop non-trivial apps. While apps continue to evolve and change, the technologies presented form the backbone of future cross-platform app development. You will learn to work with all major mobile and web platforms using the book's active learning approach that has you typing code in parallel as the apps are developed. Exercises further encourage you to make changes to the code and evaluate resulting app behavior.

Programming Logic & Design, Comprehensive (Paperback, 9th edition): Joyce Farrell Programming Logic & Design, Comprehensive (Paperback, 9th edition)
Joyce Farrell
R926 R823 Discovery Miles 8 230 Save R103 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Prepare for programming success as you learn the fundamental principles of developing structured program logic with Farrell's fully revised PROGRAMMING LOGIC AND DESIGN, COMPREHENSIVE, 9E. Ideal for mastering foundational programming, this popular book takes a unique, language-independent approach to programming with a distinctive emphasis on modern conventions. Noted for its clear writing style and complete coverage, the book eliminates highly technical jargon while introducing you to universal programming concepts and encouraging a strong programming style and logical thinking. Frequent side notes and Quick Reference boxes provide concise explanations of important programming concepts. Each chapter also contains learning objectives, a concise summary, and a helpful list of key terms. End-of-chapter material ensures your comprehension with multiple-choice review, programming and debugging exercises, and a maintenance exercise that encourages you to improve working logic.

Python by Example - Learning to Program in 150 Challenges (Paperback): Nichola Lacey Python by Example - Learning to Program in 150 Challenges (Paperback)
Nichola Lacey
R516 R432 Discovery Miles 4 320 Save R84 (16%) In stock

Python is today's fastest growing programming language. This engaging and refreshingly different guide breaks down the skills into clear step-by-step chunks and explains the theory using brief easy-to-understand language. Rather than bamboozling readers with pages of mind-numbing technical jargon, this book includes 150 practical challenges, putting the power in the reader's hands. Through creating programs to solve these challenges the reader will quickly progress from mastering the basics to confidently using subroutines, a graphical user interface, and linking to external text, csv and SQL files. This book is perfect for anyone who wants to learn how to program with Python. In particular, students starting out in computer science and teachers who want to improve their confidence in Python will find here a set of ready-made challenges for classroom use.

Data Abstraction and Problem Solving with Java: Walls and Mirrors - International Edition (Paperback, 3rd edition): Janet... Data Abstraction and Problem Solving with Java: Walls and Mirrors - International Edition (Paperback, 3rd edition)
Janet Prichard, Carrano
R1,645 Discovery Miles 16 450 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This title is a Pearson Global Edition. The Editorial team at Pearson has worked closely with educators around the world to include content which is especially relevant to students outside the United States. The Third Edition of Data Abstraction and Problem Solving with Java: Walls and Mirrors employs the analogies of Walls (data abstraction) and Mirrors (recursion) to teach Java programming design solutions, in a way that beginning students find accessible. The book has a student-friendly pedagogical approach that carefully accounts for the strengths and weaknesses of the Java language. With this book, students will gain a solid foundation in data abstraction, object-oriented programming, and other problem-solving techniques.

The Business Analyst - Information Technology?s Paradigm Shift (Paperback): Vernon Zwiers The Business Analyst - Information Technology’s Paradigm Shift (Paperback)
Vernon Zwiers
R536 R464 Discovery Miles 4 640 Save R72 (13%) Ships in 4 - 8 working days

The Business Analysts completely dissolves the perception that the IT industry dictates to businesses what IT systems they will use and dispels the myth that business users and IT technicians are from different planets. It suggests how to create an environment in which everybody works together in an exciting and refreshing way – a paradigm shift in the way business analysis projects are done.

The IT industry has to move to a point where it realises that the users of IT systems and the technical personnel are both equally responsible for getting the system to work. The users of the IT system should be an integral part of the team when the system is being put together. This, unfortunately, is not the norm within the industry. It is the business analyst’s responsibility, among others, to make sure that communication flows freely between all the parties involved.

This book gives the business analyst the tools and techniques to find out what the business users of IT systems really need and to guide the project to meet those needs.

The Science of Science (Paperback): Dashun Wang, Albert-Laszlo Barabasi The Science of Science (Paperback)
Dashun Wang, Albert-Laszlo Barabasi
R623 Discovery Miles 6 230 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This is the first comprehensive overview of the exciting field of the 'science of science'. Those concerned with maximizing their career impact and productivity, with their scientific creativity, with effective collaboration and with the metrics of assessment will better understand the fundamental workings of science. Big data analysis and quantitative tools help identify success and failure within the discipline. Areas in the 'science of science' that are ripe for further research are explored, and the implications this could have for future technological and innovative work are examined. With anecdotes and detailed, easy-to-follow explanations of the research, this book is accessible to all scientists, policy makers, and administrators with an interest in the wider scientific enterprise.

Python All-in-One For Dummies (Paperback, 2nd Edition): John Shovic, Alan Simpson Python All-in-One For Dummies (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
John Shovic, Alan Simpson
R534 Discovery Miles 5 340 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Your one-stop source to answers for your Python questions There's almost no type of project that Python can't make better. From creating apps to building complex web sites to sorting big data, Python provides a way to get the work done. Python All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Editionoffers a starting point for those new to coding by explaining the basics of Python. Experienced coders looking for more than the basics can also find how Python can be applied to projects in the enterprise, including data analysis and other major undertakings. Updates: Using artificial intelligence in Python Updates in robotics Using hardware with Python

Agile 2 - The Next Iteration of Agile (Paperback): Cliff Berg, Kurt Cagle, Lisa Cooney, Philippa Fewell, Adrian Lander, Raj... Agile 2 - The Next Iteration of Agile (Paperback)
Cliff Berg, Kurt Cagle, Lisa Cooney, Philippa Fewell, Adrian Lander, …
R454 Discovery Miles 4 540 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Agile is broken. Most Agile transformations struggle. According to an Allied Market Research study, "63% of respondents stated the failure of agile implementation in their organizations." The problems with Agile start at the top of most organizations with executive leadership not getting what agile is or even knowing the difference between success and failure in agile. Agile transformation is a journey, and most of that journey consists of people learning and trying new approaches in their own work. An agile organization can make use of coaches and training to improve their chances of success. But even then, failure remains because many Agile ideas are simply flawed, starting with ideas in the Agile Manifesto that are oversimplifications. Coupled with other ideas that have become associated with Agile such as Test-Driven-Development (TDD) and its unit test-centric approach to programming, an overall inertia and resistance to change in the Agile community, and practices like "agile team rooms," the Agile movement is ripe for change since its birth twenty years ago. "Agile 2" represents the work of dozens of field tested Agile experts and distilled into "Agile 2: The Next Iteration of Agile" by a subset of the team. Agile 2 values these pairs of attributes: thoughtfulness and prescription; outcomes and outputs, individuals and teams; business and technical understanding; individual empowerment and good leadership; adaptability and planning. With a new set of Agile principles to take Agile forward over the next 20 years, Agile 2 is applicable beyond software and hardware to all parts of an agile organization including "Agile HR", "Agile Finance", and so on. Like the original "Agile", "Agile 2", is just a set of ideas - powerful ideas. To undertake any endeavor, a single set of ideas is not enough. But a single set of ideas can be a powerful guide.

Topics in Algorithmic Graph Theory (Hardcover): Lowell W. Beineke, Martin Charles Golumbic, Robin J. Wilson Topics in Algorithmic Graph Theory (Hardcover)
Lowell W. Beineke, Martin Charles Golumbic, Robin J. Wilson
R2,338 Discovery Miles 23 380 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Algorithmic graph theory has been expanding at an extremely rapid rate since the middle of the twentieth century, in parallel with the growth of computer science and the accompanying utilization of computers, where efficient algorithms have been a prime goal. This book presents material on developments on graph algorithms and related concepts that will be of value to both mathematicians and computer scientists, at a level suitable for graduate students, researchers and instructors. The fifteen expository chapters, written by acknowledged international experts on their subjects, focus on the application of algorithms to solve particular problems. All chapters were carefully edited to enhance readability and standardize the chapter structure as well as the terminology and notation. The editors provide basic background material in graph theory, and a chapter written by the book's Academic Consultant, Martin Charles Golumbic (University of Haifa, Israel), provides background material on algorithms as connected with graph theory.

Terraform in Action (Paperback): Scott Winkler Terraform in Action (Paperback)
Scott Winkler
R1,027 Discovery Miles 10 270 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Terraform is a provisioning tool for building, changing, and combining cloud infrastructure safely and efficiently. By defining infrastructure as code, Terraform empowers its users to deploy their entire stack to the cloud at the touch of a button. * Cloud architecture with Terraform * Sharing Terraform modules and the private module registry * Running Terraform securely in a multitenant environment * Strategies for performing Blue/Green deployments with Terraform By treating your infrastructure as a codeable application, you can instantaneously create and launch new components and respond efficiently to changes in demand and other use requirements. Terraform in Action introduces the Infrastructure-as-Code model using the amazing Terraform automation tool, teaching readers how to design and manage servers that can be provisioned, shared, changed, tested, and deployed at the touch of a button. Readers will unlock the full potential of Terraform to manage your infrastructure as easily as they manage their codebase. Written for readers experienced with major cloud platforms such as AWS or Google Cloud. Examples are in the Go language.

Job Ready Java (Paperback): Haythem Balti Job Ready Java (Paperback)
Haythem Balti
R582 Discovery Miles 5 820 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Based on the weeks-long bootcamp from the Software Guild, Java Apprentice to Master gets new programmers quickly to a functional level of Java programming that they can apply to write useful real-world Java applications.

Java How to Program, Late Objects, Global Edition (Paperback, 11th edition): Harvey Deitel, Paul Deitel Java How to Program, Late Objects, Global Edition (Paperback, 11th edition)
Harvey Deitel, Paul Deitel
R1,528 Discovery Miles 15 280 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The Deitels' groundbreaking How to Program series offers unparalleled breadth and depth of programming fundamentals, object-oriented programming concepts and intermediate-level topics for further study. Java How to Program, Late Objects, 11th Edition, presents leading-edge computing technologies using the Deitel signature live-code approach, which demonstrates concepts in hundreds of complete working programs. The 11th Edition presents updated coverage of Java SE 8 and new Java SE 9 capabilities, including JShell, the Java Module System, and other key Java 9 topics.

Objects First with Java: A Practical Introduction Using BlueJ, Global Edition (Digital product license key, 6th edition): David... Objects First with Java: A Practical Introduction Using BlueJ, Global Edition (Digital product license key, 6th edition)
David Barnes
R1,707 Discovery Miles 17 070 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

A Modern Approach to Functional Programming Objects First with Java: A Practical Introduction is an introduction to object-oriented programming for beginners. The main focus of the book is general object-oriented and programming concepts from a software engineering perspective. The first chapters are written for students with no programming experience with later chapters being more suitable for advanced or professional programmers. The Java programming language and BlueJ-the Java development environment - are the two tools used throughout the book. BlueJ's clear visualization of classes and objects means that students can immediately appreciate the differences between them and gain a much better understanding of the nature of an object than they would from simply reading source code. Unlike traditional textbooks, the chapters are not ordered by language features but by software development concepts. The Sixth Edition goes beyond just adding the new language constructs of Java 8. The book's exploration of this new language demonstrates a renaissance of functional ideas in modern programming. While functional programming isn't new in principle, it's seen a boost in popularity based on the current computer hardware available and the changing nature of projects programmers wish to tackle. Functional language constructs make it possible to efficiently automate currency, make use of multiple cores without much effort on the side of the programmer, are both more elegant and readable, and offer great potential in solving the issue of parallel hardware. Functional programming has become an essential part of the field, and Objects First with Java gives students a basic understanding of an area they'll need to master in order to succeed in the future.

Competitive Programming in Python - 128 Algorithms to Develop your Coding Skills (Paperback): Christoph Durr, Jill-Jenn Vie Competitive Programming in Python - 128 Algorithms to Develop your Coding Skills (Paperback)
Christoph Durr, Jill-Jenn Vie; Translated by Greg Gibbons, Daniele Gibbons
R791 Discovery Miles 7 910 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Want to kill it at your job interview in the tech industry? Want to win that coding competition? Learn all the algorithmic techniques and programming skills you need from two experienced coaches, problem setters, and jurors for coding competitions. The authors highlight the versatility of each algorithm by considering a variety of problems and show how to implement algorithms in simple and efficient code. Readers can expect to master 128 algorithms in Python and discover the right way to tackle a problem and quickly implement a solution of low complexity. Classic problems like Dijkstra's shortest path algorithm and Knuth-Morris-Pratt's string matching algorithm are featured alongside lesser known data structures like Fenwick trees and Knuth's dancing links. The book provides a framework to tackle algorithmic problem solving, including: Definition, Complexity, Applications, Algorithm, Key Information, Implementation, Variants, In Practice, and Problems. Python code included in the book and on the companion website.

Pro C# 7 - With .NET and .NET Core (Paperback, 8th ed.): Andrew Troelsen, Philip Japikse Pro C# 7 - With .NET and .NET Core (Paperback, 8th ed.)
Andrew Troelsen, Philip Japikse
R1,514 R1,408 Discovery Miles 14 080 Save R106 (7%) In stock

This essential classic title provides a comprehensive foundation in the C# programming language and the frameworks it lives in. Now in its 8th edition, you'll find all the very latest C# 7.1 and .NET 4.7 features here, along with four brand new chapters on Microsoft's lightweight, cross-platform framework, .NET Core, up to and including .NET Core 2.0. Coverage of ASP.NET Core, Entity Framework (EF) Core, and more, sits alongside the latest updates to .NET, including Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), and ASP.NET MVC. Dive in and discover why Pro C# has been a favorite of C# developers worldwide for over 15 years. Gain a solid foundation in object-oriented development techniques, attributes and reflection, generics and collections as well as numerous advanced topics not found in other texts (such as CIL opcodes and emitting dynamic assemblies). With the help of this book you'll have the confidence to put C# into practice and explore the .NET universe on your own terms. What You Will Learn Discover the latest C# 7.1 features, from tuples to pattern matching Hit the ground running with Microsoft's lightweight, open source .NET Core platform, including ASP.NET Core MVC, ASP.NET Core web services, and Entity Framework Core Find complete coverage of XAML, .NET 4.7, and Visual Studio 2017 Understand the philosophy behind .NET and the new, cross-platform alternative, .NET Core

Design Optimization using MATLAB and SOLIDWORKS (Hardcover): Krishnan Suresh Design Optimization using MATLAB and SOLIDWORKS (Hardcover)
Krishnan Suresh
R1,910 Discovery Miles 19 100 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

A unique text integrating numerics, mathematics and applications to provide a hands-on approach to using optimization techniques, this mathematically accessible textbook emphasises conceptual understanding and importance of theorems rather than elaborate proofs. It allows students to develop fundamental optimization methods before delving into MATLAB (R)'s optimization toolbox, and to link MATLAB's results with the results from their own code. Following a practical approach, the text demonstrates several applications, from error-free analytic examples to truss (size) optimization, and 2D and 3D shape optimization, where numerical errors are inevitable. The principle of minimum potential energy is discussed to highlight the deep relationship between engineering and optimization. MATLAB code in every chapter illustrates key concepts and the text demonstrates the coupling between MATLAB and SOLIDWORKS (R) for design optimization. A wide variety of optimization problems are covered including constrained non-linear, linear-programming, least-squares, multi-objective, and global optimization problems.

How to Write Good Programs - A Guide for Students (Paperback): Perdita Stevens How to Write Good Programs - A Guide for Students (Paperback)
Perdita Stevens
R407 Discovery Miles 4 070 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Learning to program isn't just learning the details of a programming language: to become a good programmer you have to become expert at debugging, testing, writing clear code and generally unsticking yourself when you get stuck, while to do well in a programming course you have to learn to score highly in coursework and exams. Featuring tips, stories and explanations of key terms, this book teaches these skills explicitly. Examples in Python, Java and Haskell are included, helping you to gain transferable programming skills whichever language you are learning. Intended for students in Higher or Further Education studying early programming courses, it will help you succeed in, and get the most out of, your course, and support you in developing the software engineering habits that lead to good programs.

An Invitation to Applied Category Theory - Seven Sketches in Compositionality (Paperback): Brendan Fong, David I. Spivak An Invitation to Applied Category Theory - Seven Sketches in Compositionality (Paperback)
Brendan Fong, David I. Spivak
R1,002 Discovery Miles 10 020 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Category theory is unmatched in its ability to organize and layer abstractions and to find commonalities between structures of all sorts. No longer the exclusive preserve of pure mathematicians, it is now proving itself to be a powerful tool in science, informatics, and industry. By facilitating communication between communities and building rigorous bridges between disparate worlds, applied category theory has the potential to be a major organizing force. This book offers a self-contained tour of applied category theory. Each chapter follows a single thread motivated by a real-world application and discussed with category-theoretic tools. We see data migration as an adjoint functor, electrical circuits in terms of monoidal categories and operads, and collaborative design via enriched profunctors. All the relevant category theory, from simple to sophisticated, is introduced in an accessible way with many examples and exercises, making this an ideal guide even for those without experience of university-level mathematics.

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